Immigration & Emerging Communities

Chinatown traffic

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Bound by freeways, Chinatown pedestrians face heightened danger

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As a retiree without a car, Grace Yin walks the streets of Chinatown every day, and never lets her guard down. Everywhere, she said, there are careless drivers. A relative was hit crossing Broadway and Cesar Chavez Avenue several years ago.

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