Strong Towns Throwback Friday: “We should not be asking engineers to design streets.”


There’ll come a time when the critique can be renewed. Until then, we’ll live with the myriad errors.

Engineers should not design streets, by Charles Marohn (Strong Towns)

Last Friday I was participating in the 5th Annual Mayor’s Bike Ride in Duluth following a week spent sharing the Strong Towns message on the Iron Range. The friendly woman riding next to me asked me what could be done to to better educate engineers so they would start to build streets that were about more than simply about moving cars. My answer rejected the premise of the question: We should not be asking engineers to design streets …