The Strong Towns message is taking hold in St. Louis. After Strong Towns concepts were used to shine a light on dangerous streets in the Missouri city and after we published a piece assessing a recent traffic calming effort there, our Director of Community Engagement, Kea Wilson, was invited to speak on St. Louis Public Radio.
Listen to the interview here:
Her conversation with host Don Marsh gave a succinct definition of what traffic calming is and isn't, why forgiving design is a problem, and why everyone (not just people who walk regularly) should care about these issues.
If we want a city that’s financially healthy, we need to cultivate human disorder, rather than do whatever we can to minimize it.
In the city of Milwaukee, like so many other communities, it is the poorest residents who bear the brunt of dangerous street design.
By providing the language to explain why fast-moving "stroads" are so treacherous, we hope to empower cities to make them safer.