Why Slow the Cars?
Do you want your town to become safer and more economically resilient? Streets that are built for people, using traditional development patterns, can help you achieve both of those goals. On the other hand, streets with wide lanes, huge clearance zones and other dangerous design features cause thousands of pedestrian and car passenger deaths every year. Dangerous roads do not make productive use of our land or our lives. Furthermore, they depress investment in our cities by making our neighborhoods less pleasant places to be.
On this page, you'll find resources and ideas to help elected officials lead the way in making their towns safer and more economically productive.
Once nearly identical, today two streets in this town have become radically different.
Simple steps could make life much easier for people on foot. Why aren't our cities taking them?
Are you working to make streets safer and more prosperous for residents in your town? Join a community of people who are pushing for these changes in towns across America.
In this episode of our new podcast It’s the Little Things, Jacob Moses chats with Nick Kittle, author of the recently released book Sustainovation: Building Sustainable Innovation in Government, One Wildly Creative Idea at a Time. Nick argues that—even in government—innovation is an attainable workplace culture that, when embraced, can create meaningful change in our cities, towns, and neighborhoods.
(Top photo source: AHOC)