Top 5 Articles This Week (March 13-17, 2017)

Here's what was most popular on our site this week:

A Town Well Planned

by Alexander Dukes, March 14, 2017

If zoning codes are the primary tool in a planner's toolbox, that's a problem. Here's a three part system that would offer a better way for planners to design cities.

Revisiting the ASCE Infrastructure Cult

by Charles Marohn, May 13, 2017

We've spent trillions to save seconds in the first and last mile of each trip, and what we've gotten is the fake prosperity of a land use pattern that is bankrupting us. (And check out the other articles in this series, "Looking Back: ASCE 'Revises' report and "Revisiting Engineering's Echo Chamber.")

School Drop-off Zones can be a Total Madhouse. How do we Solve that Problem?

by Matthew Koehler, March 15, 2017

Dropping off and picking up kids from school can entail navigating a messy labyrinth of parked and moving cars, running kids, bicyclists, and opening car doors. How can we improve it?

Strength Test #7: Does your town have real housing options?

by Rachel Quednau, March 16, 2017

Question #7 on the Strong Towns Strength Test asks: Are there neighborhoods in your town where three generations of a family could reasonably find a place to live, all within walking distance of each other? In this article, we show you how to answer that question for your town and what to do if your answer is No.

Everyone knows we have a Traffic Problem

by Daniel Herriges, March 16, 2017

Most cities' "traffic problems" are actually problems with the qualitative experience of traffic, not with simple travel time or delay. Perhaps we need a "Traffic Frustration Index" instead of a Traffic Congestion Index.

(Top photo by Andrew Price)

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