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Is Race A Factor When Letting Someone Cross The Street?

New research suggested there may be a racial bias at crosswalks. Researchers looked at marked crosswalks without signals in Portland, Oregon, and found race played a factor in whether drivers stopped to let people cross the street.

Arlie Adkins is an assistant professor of planning in the College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture at the University of Arizona. Adkins, who was one of the researchers involved in the study, talked about the idea to look at this.

Mark Brodie is a co-host of The Show, KJZZ’s locally produced news magazine. Since starting at KJZZ in 2002, Brodie has been a host, reporter and producer, including several years covering the Arizona Legislature, based at the Capitol.