Toby Dougherty

Toby Dougherty

Toby is a Strong Towns pioneer, making the city of Hays, KS better through his role as City Manager. He's been on the podcast before and we invited him back for an update on the progress of Strong Towns ideas in his community.

Pleading for mercy at 65 mph

Pleading for mercy at 65 mph

My church, like most others, has not only accepted the environment Americans live in but has joined in the program to turn neighborhoods into parking lots. 

American Makeover: Detroit

American Makeover: Detroit

Strong Towns is heading to Detroit soon for CNU 24. Watch this video to see a snapshot of the city, its people, and the context for CNU.

The NACTO Transit Street Design Guide

The NACTO Transit Street Design Guide

Enjoy this excerpt from the NACTO Transit Street Design Guide - one of the discounted titles available to members through our partnership with Island Press. 

Places Where I Don't Want to Sit

Places Where I Don't Want to Sit

We live in cities starved for good public space. There are so few spots in North America where you can sit comfortably for free. And when we do try to create sittable public space, we often fail spectacularly.

Why I Ride a Bike

Why I Ride a Bike

I don't ride a bike because I love bikes. I ride because it’s a convenient and economical mode of transportation to accomplish my daily tasks. Plain and simple.