No Accident: Traffic and Pedestrians in the Modern City

  title={No Accident: Traffic and Pedestrians in the Modern City},
  author={John Rennie Short and Luis Mauricio Pinet-Peralta},
  pages={41 - 59}
Abstract This paper considers the rise of traffic accidents in the creation of the modern city. The notion of accidents is deconstructed. There is a brief review of current literature on mobilities and then evidence is presented of the shifting configuration of vehicle–pedestrian accidents. The epidemic of traffic accidents of cities in developing world is noted and explained. The incidence of pedestrian traffic accidents is shown to reflect socio‐economic characteristics such as age, class and… 

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