An editorial published in yesterday’s ProJo singled out Brown and RISD students for their obliviousness to oncoming traffic as they cross against lights, ride bicycles the wrong direction down one-way streets, and practice general insensitivity to the world around them. The editorial suggests that East-side residents need to “understand how hard it is to see them at night. We don’t expect these jaywalking shadows to start wearing bright yellow any time soon, but they should observe the proper times and places to cross the street.”
It also insinuates that we students are unworldly and uninformed due to our posh upbringings:
It would also be nice if students realized that the spaces they’re wandering on are public streets, not lanes on private estates (where some of these students come from).
NBD, ProJo. But, in all seriousness, perhaps it is high time that we all did a little bit more looking and a little bit less crossing on these dangerous streets o’ Providence.