#NoNewRoads is our campaign to stop unnecessary and unaffordable spending on highways and roads.
Strong Towns advocates for financial solvency and productive land use in American cities. The national obsession with an ever-expanding road system based on inaccurate projections has led many communities into serious debt, all for the sake of a road system with little financial return. We have built more auto infrastructure than we are willing to pay to maintain, and yet we insist on building more. At Strong Towns, we believe that a transportation system should be a means of creating prosperity in a community, not an end unto itself.
We can do so much better with a different approach. Before America spends more on transportation, we must modernize our transportation finance system to get better returns on our investments.
Strong Towns is pleased to announce its first ever national summit, entitled, "America's Next Transportation System: Transforming More While Spending Less."
In spite of a major budget shortfall, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker offers no plan to raise revenue or adjust his transportation funding goals.
Maine's response to a serious road maintenance funding emergency is to cling to AASHTO’s archaic code book while projecting a value system of improve, Improve, IMPROVE, even going so far as to assume massive traffic increases where there is little traffic today.
Proposed changes to federal rules on congestion mitigation reaffirm that real responses to the complex problems we face will only come from our cities, towns and neighborhoods.
Concluding remarks and steps forward after a week of #NoNewRoads.
Strong Towns shares an exclusive interview with @StuckBertha, the tunnel boring machine that is stuck beneath Seattle.