Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Strong Towns Video: An innovative complete streets solution??

This excellent video, narrated by the Executive Director of Strong Towns, Chuck Marohn, about the Diverging Diamond Intersection project in Springfield, Mo. The title of the video is "an innovative complete streets solution or further proof that the engineering profession is failing us?" Chuck goes on a walking tour of the new intersection with the roadway engineer, and then provides his own narrative of the tour.

The take away message for complete streets implementation: It's important to focus on what's the best way to make this environment work for the different modes of transportation, not just a checklist of whether a road project includes bike and pedestrian facilities.

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