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Infrastrucutre & inadvertent eugenics

2024-04-01 19:05:00.187621+02 by Dan Lyke 0 comments

RT squifish @thesquirrelfish@sfba.social

One of the things about caring about infrastructure, particularly transportation but really all of it, is how quickly people reveal ideas based in eugenics. They don't even connect it.

Ultimately when you hear people say that pedestrians and cyclists need to look where they're going instead of drivers driving more carefully that effectively means people of limited capabilities shouldn't be safe in public.

Not everyone can look where they're going. Brains aren't developed for that kind of responsibility for like a decade or more! And then that capability gets intermittently lost again on the other side of life. Then there's stuff like medication, drunkenness, blindness, distractions, being tired, etc etc.

These are all reasons people shouldn't be driving, and if they're also excuses for why people aren't safe walking, people with these conditions aren't safe anywhere.

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