Picture that dangerous stroad in your neighborhood: the one that cars constantly speed down, where it feels like you’re taking your life in your hands just to cross to the other side. Now picture that stroad transformed into a peaceful street where bikes, cars, and people walking can all get where they need to go, safely and easily.
It might feel like a dream right now, but this sort of transformation is possible and Strong Towns President Charles Marohn and Barkha Patel, the Director of Jersey City’s Department of Infrastructure, will show you how. First, they’ll walk you through the steps to determine whether your stroad is a good candidate for a conversion, then help you think through whether it makes sense to turn the stroad into a safe neighborhood street or a smooth road connecting different parts of town. Finally, they’ll share the steps you can take to encourage your local government to take action now to make that stroad safer and better for all users.
The course is worth 1 continuing education credit through the AICP.