We're pleased to announce two upcoming webcasts as part of our #SlowtheCars conversatoin:
We'd love to have you at one or both of these webcasts!
To participate (i.e. listen live and ask questions) in the Gross Negligence presentation on February 1, become a member of Strong Towns today and you'll receive an invite.
To participate in our conversation with Jeff Speck on February 15, simply sign up here.
Strong Towns members receive invitations to all our webcasts via email. Already a Strong Towns member and still need an invite? Contact Director of Community Engagement, Kea Wilson.
(Top photo source: Michigan Municipal League)
A deep, dredged ship canal is a recipe for catastrophic flooding in a hurricane, whereas a coastal marsh absorbs the surge of water in a way that lets life continue to flourish. This analogy has something important to teach us about urban streets.
Using routine traffic stops as a pretext to root out other types of crime is as disingenuous as it is unhelpful. We need to design intuitively safe streets—and then use traffic enforcement for the minority of drivers who are actually driving recklessly.
Two simple photos show the difference between a street simply designated 20 miles per hour, and one actually designed to be safe. We can't regulate our way to safety.