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Wheel Talk: The Forgotten History of How Automakers Invented the Crime of “Jaywalking”

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Wheel Talk is the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition’s virtual discussion group and a spin off of the Wheel Talk for Wheel People monthly advice column.

We’ll hop on Zoom and discuss a different article (or podcast or movie, etc.). Advanced registration is required.

Join us for our first installment as we discuss the Vox article, “The Forgotten History of How Automakers Invented the Crime of “Jaywalking””

Be sure to read the article in advance. We’ll break out into small groups and discuss the below questions.

Discussion Questions:
–What do you imagine life would look like in San Francisco if streets had remained open for all people, not just cars? What about across the U.S.?
–What are the implications of high ticketing rates for jaywalking on our criminal justice system? How does this affect disparities in policing policies?
–Are there lessons to be learned from the way the car industry led the charge on fundamentally changing the way our streets are used?
–What are the classist implications of the word “jaywalking”? Do you see any parallel between the desire to “other” folks who are seen as transgressors on our streets?

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Wednesday, April 15, 2020
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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