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Streets Designed for People

What Happens When a Town Puts People Before Cars?
Reposted from the Atlantic Cities

Nearly three years ago, a Minnesota man named Charles Marohn published a piece called “Confessions of a Recovering Engineer” on the blog of his not-for-profit organization, Strong Towns. In it, he describes the priorities that he learned in his training as an engineer: first comes speed; then traffic volume; then safety; then cost.

Then, unlike many engineers, he started thinking about the human consequences of what he was doing…

Read the entire article by Sarah Goodyear here.

 

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