At the same time, because we are so hung up on our autoist monoculture of driving as the mobility solution of first and only resort, and on allocating dollars for auto capacity expansion at the great expense of other forms of mobility and of safety, we land on feeble conclusions like "there is no funding available."
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What all these discussions of the problem at schools miss on is the idea that we should keep our commitment to driving intact, and make adjustments on the margins. But driving employs lethal force and is dangerous. Full stop.
If we are serious about student safety, and community safety more generally, we will want to reduce driving trips, reduce driving speeds, and allocate more resources to non-auto mobility. For safety, as well as the environment and livability, driving needs to be more of a mobility solution of last resort. Real student safety means a structural change, not merely cosmetic fiddling.