Strong Towns is one of a tiny number of credible voices standing in opposition to the national political consensus on highway building, infrastructure spending and transportation. Last week, Governing Magazine called our founder and president, Charles Marohn, an "iconoclast" while summarizing our #NoNewRoads approach like this:
The gospel according to Marohn is simple enough to put into a few words: We have built too many highways. We have built them in places that didn’t need them. We have built them in places that can’t afford to maintain them. That’s why the federal Transportation Trust Fund is going broke. And if Congress approves a new transportation bill under the old rules, we’ll just build more unneeded roads and force the communities that host them into a further cycle of debt.