The Invention of Jaywalking So 'jaywalking' was basically invented by the car industry lobby to take the streets away from the people. #link 2013.10.02 @ 10:22 // Aux // You were reading The Invention of Jaywalking, a link posted with comment by MacDara Conroy. It is filed under Aux and was published in October 2013. If you liked what you read here, you can follow this site on Twitter @MacDaraBlogs or via reader feed, and find many more entries in the Archive. You can also buy me a Ko-fi.