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Support an end to ‘jaywalking’ laws in Washington

This is one part of a series about jaywalking laws in Seattle and Washington. See also: From the beginning, Seattle ‘jaywalker’ stings were used to arrest poor people and Seattle’s first jaywalking law in 1917 was part of the city’s … Continue reading

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Seattle’s first jaywalking law in 1917 was part of the city’s class war

This is one part of a series about jaywalking laws in Seattle and Washington. See also: From the beginning, Seattle ‘jaywalker’ stings were used to arrest poor people and Support an end to ‘jaywalking’ laws in Washington. The day before … Continue reading

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From the beginning, Seattle ‘jaywalker’ stings were used to arrest poor people

In the decade between 1924 and 1934, the number of people dying in traffic collisions in Seattle each year increased 250% from 48 to 121. About 70% of those killed were people walking. By the end of the 1930s, Seattle … Continue reading

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KPLU: Seattleites notoriously unwilling to jaywalk

People in Seattle almost never jaywalk. In fact, the population’s firm adherence to the red crosswalk hand is the stuff of legends. For many, including myself, it’s one of the first things that stands out during an initial visit to … Continue reading

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