As parents, we tell our children to look both ways before crossing the street. We remind them to use crosswalks and to obey crossing signals. But practicing what we preach -- well, that's a whole different story.
That's why, this hour, we've decided to tackle the "j" word -- jaywalking, that is.
We discuss the roots of this peculiar expression and find out why the act itself has been discouraged -- despite being a convenient way to get from Point A to Point B.
And we talk to the director of Streetfilms about one city’s remarkable success in reducing travel by car. Have you found a way to eliminate driving from your day-to-day routine?
- Dr. Peter Norton - Associate Professor at the University of Virginia; author of Fighting Traffic: The Dawn of the Motor Age in the American City
- Peter De Wild - Sales Manager at Lighted Zebra Crossing B.V.
- Andrea Aiello - Executive Director of the Castro/Upper Market Community Benefit District
- Clarence Eckerson, Jr. - Director of Streetfilms
Chion Wolf contributed to this show.