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Safe Streets Stories
Safe Streets Stories

Discover the good and bad of how cities and towns across the country create safe streets for its citizens. 

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The Cult of the Fantasy Pedestrian

If your goal is to promote public safety, design streets for the humans you have, not the perfectly obedient ones you wish you had.

Read the post: https://www.strongtowns.org/journal/2019/8/14/the-cult-of-the-fantasy-pedestrian

Complete Street? Check. Waste of Money? Check.

Engineers in Obetz have built a hamster wheel for walkers and cyclists.

Read the post: https://www.strongtowns.org/journal/2016/3/1/complete-street-check-waste-of-money-check

Road diet bridges a barrier, boosts safety

A breakthrough design on La Jolla Boulevard in San Diego cuts crashes by 90 percent and gives local business a big boost.

Read the case study here: https://www.strongtowns.org/journal/2018/1/23/road-diet-bridges-a-barrier-boosts-safety

The Battle of Stanley Street: How My Skeptical Town Approved a Road Diet

It’s one thing to talk about the benefits of calmer, narrower streets. It’s another thing to be on the front lines of convincing your community to accept a road diet. One Strong Towns member tells the story of how he picked this battle in his town… and won.

Read the case study here: https://www.strongtowns.org/journal/2019/3/14/the-battle-of-stanley-street-how-my-skeptical-town-approved-a-road-diet