Because this river is wild
God speed you boy
This river is wild
It’s not traffic calming we need, it’s traffic taming.
The act needed is to the tame a wild animal, not just to sooth a troubled “traffic”.
It’s like the opposite of re-wilding our landscape with wolves. Our streets need taming of humans let loose wild in their machines.
On that point, it’s not “traffic” taming, but rather driver taming.
We’ve lost the run of ourselves. So disgustingly so that we’ll beep at a child who dares to be in our way in a residential area.
Lyrics by The Killers, “This River Is Wild”.