Data show that distracted walking is a non-issue and isn’t growing

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Distraced WalkingFrom Treehugger: “I have been writing a lot lately about various campaigns to stop distracted walking, to ban texting and walking, and to even stop walking and talking as a distraction. Invariably, I am deluged in comments about how walking and texting while crossing a street is dumb and dangerous, and doing it on the sidewalk is rude and slows people down. I have also been criticized for my complaints about dressing pedestrians up in dayglo like the Beatles up above. I don’t think I have done a very good job of explaining my concerns, and will try again here. It starts with the reasons used to justify these campaigns.”  Read more at Treehugger