If large, inanimate, stationary objects well off the roadway, like the Social Security Office, aren't safe from cars, why is there so much trouble with making the roads safe for small, living, and far more vulnerable humans who might be on bike or on foot?
Cars are dangerous. Full stop.
The SSA office and VA office, which sited next door, should immediately pack up and relocate downtown to a site adjacent to the transit mall. It's Vonnegut and Heller level absurdity, really.