Sunday, September 23, 2012

From — American Cities
Fight Imaginary ‘Beast’: Heavy Traffic

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"... [C]ities and taxpayers spend big money to build, expand, and maintain roads; drivers speed more with wider lanes and fewer cars; and development space (that could otherwise be used for housing, office, or retail space) is wasted to build parking lots and structures because of limited street parking."
[Author Charles] Marohn is no city planning amateur. He’s a professional engineer and a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners. He also runs a fantastic blog, Strong Towns. And he has a few ideas for what he would change about Kansas City today if he could. More at American cities fight imaginary ‘beast’: heavy traffic | SmartPlanet

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