I’m a fan of Charles Marohn, who writes for Better! Cities & Towns. Here’s his latest:
If we want to build places that are financially productive, we need to identify and eliminate STROADs.
A STROAD is a street/road hybrid and, besides being a very dangerous environment (yes, it is ridiculously dangerous to mix high speed highway geometric design with pedestrians, bikers and turning traffic), they are enormously expensive to build and, ultimately, financially unproductive.
The following is a short video that I worked up over the weekend — something to share with your friends (and any engineers, council members or transportation secretaries, even if they are not technically “friends”) — that will help identify STROADs and then convert them to either a productive street or a road.