We're rereleasing a classic Strong Towns video today—it just never gets old. The quality is a little shaky (these were the early days of Strong Towns when our budget was even smaller than it currently is), but the point is clear: While roundabouts are a wise design choice, the money spent on this one (and countless others) is astronomical and unnecessary. In addition to a road, it offers decorative brick, fancy landscaping and of course, sidewalks to nowhere.
It's another example of the #OrderlybutDumb nature of most transportation planning.
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(Top image from Google Earth)
Today we're bringing you a video from a Strong Towns event earlier this year that addresses several pressing questions from urban planners.
A new documentary produced by a Strong Towns member will explore the growing nationwide movement to dramatically increase the number of people riding bikes.
The traditional development pattern has tremendous financial upside and limited financial downside. In contrast, the suburban approach has limited financial upside and a downside that can literally go negative.