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.
Want to better your community but don’t know where to start? Enter It’s the Little Things: a Strong Towns podcast that gives you the wisdom and encouragement you need to take the small yet powerful actions that can make your city or town stronger.
Meet several of the presenters who will be at our North Texas Regional Gathering next month, and learn about the work they’re doing to move their Texas communities away from business as usual and toward fiscally sustainable development.
(Top photo source: AHOC)