Story: City styles

Jay-walker, Auckland, 2006

Jay-walker, Auckland, 2006

Jay-walking is a common urban practice that contests codes of behaviour, especially the idea that pedestrians must defer to vehicles. Though jay-walking is dangerous it is common in a busy, fast-paced urban environment where people and vehicles co-exist in close quarters.

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Kerryn Pollock, 'City styles - City communication and codes', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 July 2024)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 11 Mar 2010