Strong Towns offers a community of pedestrians with great ideas and a sense of hope that we can keep on walking.
— Mark Dawson of Chicago

This week is our summer member/fundraising drive. We're trying to build momentum around some important messages and we need your support. Our #slowthecars campaign is unique in that we go to the core problem -- the way our streets are designed -- and undermine the fundamental assumptions at play. Your support will help us amplify this important message.


I know the Strong Towns arguments need to become widely accepted across this country for there to be positive change in our towns and cities. If we can convince one town to change its ways then we can get a second and a third.
— Luke Hansen of Brooklyn, NY
Strong Towns embodies, supports and greatly enhances some of my BIGGEST passions, such as placemaking, intelligent urban development, making great infrastructure investments (whether urban, suburban or rural), re-inventing the entire concept of “traffic engineering,” and re-examining the uses of streets and roads.
— Tim Davis of Portland, OR

Strong Towns is one of the most radical groups out there because it is willing to be absolutely staid, conventional, and even a little boring sometimes in its focus on placement of curb cuts and dollars per linear mile from the hybrids of streets and roads that Chuck Marohn calls “stroads”.

Radical in the best sense, willing to be boring but persistent, building the case in the language that will be most effective for actually making improvements in the world.
— John Gear of Salem, OR
After I blogged about Chuck’s Stroad concept in 2010 I knew it really had impact when, in a city council meeting, a speaker I didn’t know just dropped it into a public comment without explanation or pause.

Stroad, the concept, had officially landed and was aimed directly at the stroads holding our city back.
— Gary Howe of Traverse City, MI

We need you to help us #slowthecars by becoming a member or making a supporting donation today.


There are many similar organizations doing great things, but I find the Strong Towns message to be best because it is understandable to anyone and it strikes me as very sincere.
— Sean Emerson of Silver Spring, MD