On a daily basis, we hear about people killed in car crashes. The deaths of pedestrians and children are particularly troubling, and yet these "accidents" keep happening. The solutions typically employed by our cities and state departments of transportation include lowering speed limits, installing crosswalks and erecting barriers, but none of these actions are truly solving the problem.
The people who design our streets have been grossly negligent. We need a radical rethinking of the way we address pedestrian safety issues—one that will make streets safer for everyone and make our towns more economically productive in the process.
This presentation, led by President of Strong Towns, Chuck Marohn, will shine a vital light on pedestrian safety issues and present real, long-term solutions for our dangerously designed streets. Engineers, planners, local leaders and activists will especially benefit from this educational conversation.
This webcast will take place February 1 from 12pm - 1pm Central Time Zone.
Topics Covered in this Presentation:
- The impact of dangerous design on pedestrians, particularly vulnerable populations like children and the elderly
- The difference between a street and a road and why the confusion between these two types of design makes our cities unsafe
- Why band-aid solutions like lowering speed limits and erecting barriers won't solve pedestrian safety problems
- How simple design changes can make streets safer and more economically productive for everyone
How to Join
To learn more and participate live in this interactive webcast, become a Strong Towns member today.
Already a Strong Towns member and still need an invite? Contact Director of Community Engagement, Kea Wilson.
A recording of this webcast will be published on our site after it airs.