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The Invention of Jaywalking

The Invention of Jaywalking

Once upon a time, streets were for people. The introduction of automobiles to American streets in the early twentieth century was actually a source of great public outrage, mainly due to the resulting threat to pedestrians. In a fascinating piece, The Atlantic Cities’ Sarah Goodyear reviews the surprising history of American streets, and how jaywalking became a crime.

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