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Right-Sizing Akron's Kenmore Boulevard

Right-Sizing Akron's Kenmore Boulevard

Akron, Ohio is tackling its stroad problem, one oversized boulevard at a time. “Right-sizing” this neighborhood main street will make it safer and more inviting and hospitable for small businesses.

Rochester and the Curse of Cataclysmic Money

Rochester and the Curse of Cataclysmic Money

These campaigns are the kind of thing that large, out-of-touch bureaucracies do when they want to appear like they are doing something without actually changing anything about what they are doing.

Why We Need to Talk About Car Aggression

Why We Need to Talk About Car Aggression

As a cycling advocate, I avoid talking about the times when riding a bike in the city is scary, because I don’t want to deter would-be new riders from giving it a try. There’s only one problem with pretending I’m never afraid: it isn’t true.

A LOSing Proposition

A LOSing Proposition

By overemphasizing vehicle Level of Service (LOS) we justify expensive, overbuilt streets that are dangerously inhospitable to people—just so drivers won’t be inconvenienced during peak travel times.

Your Planet or Your Life: Pick One?

Your Planet or Your Life: Pick One?

Policy choices are often presented to us as simplistic binaries, or irresolvable clashes of competing values. Have the courage to step outside that box and ask more fundamental questions.

Safety For Whom?

Safety For Whom?

A Strong Towns member’s original research on where pedestrians are and are not hit by vehicles in his city of Rockford, Illinois, makes clear that street design matters. A lot.

The Inequity of Pedestrian Deaths

The Inequity of Pedestrian Deaths

The continual rise of pedestrian deaths in poor neighborhoods has been a point of indifference in a city plagued by auto-oriented design.

A New Vision for our Streets, Part 3

A New Vision for our Streets, Part 3

Cities across the nation can't maintain the massive amounts of infrastructure that their development patterns require. So why is this one proposing a bunch of new road projects it can't afford?

A New Vision for our Streets, Part 2

A New Vision for our Streets, Part 2

On September 3, 1967 in Sweden, something incredible happened. No one died in traffic. But what is truly incredible is why, and what happened next.

More CARnage. More Silence

More CARnage. More Silence

We should all be skeptical of the emptiness of thoughts and prayers in response to a preventable tragedy and demand real change. But we won't, because this is the city we've built.