Before I moved to the south, I wondered why Memphis ranked so low on national measures of pedestrian safety (7th most deadly in US, see http://t4america.org/docs/dbd2011/Dangerou…) and why Tennessee has one of the highest obesity rates in the country (http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/data/trends.htm…).
Reading the primitive ramblings of Mr. Branston helps me understand part of what is holding Memphis back. I'm sad to see that the mind of the senior editor of the Memphis Flyer is too narrow to comprehend the benefits of sound transportation planning. I hope the people of Memphis are not similarly afflicted.
By Richard Alley
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