In Ferguson, Missouri, a lack of safe sidewalks means many residents are forced to walk in the street. Failing to invest in sidewalks is a failure to invest in the very people who live in a community—and the economic future of the community, itself.
Louisville, Kentucky, residents came together as part of the Bardstown Road Improvement Group to create a “Vision Block”: a one-day event where neighbors showcased small bets, such as DIY crosswalks, pop-ups shops, and street trees planted in bourbon barrels (a nod to Kentucky’s heritage), that could create a more productive place.
Two different streets in Fargo, North Dakota, show what happens when a street is created for people, versus a street that's created just for cars.
Inspired by a Strong Towns presentation, the town of Thunder Bay, Ontario, hosted a “Strong Block” event, in which they modeled what a successful, economically prosperous street might look like in their community.
A Strong Towns member in Dallas, Texas, discusses a dangerous, expensive street in his town and his community's efforts to change it.
Following the death of 15-year old resident in Provo, Utah, this Strong Towns advocate and his peers at BikeWalk Provo used tactical urbanism to immediately make the street safer. This podcast tells their story. You can also read this related article on the topic.
Inspired by Strong Towns, one member in Atlanta, Georgia, got together with her neighbors to plant trees along a busy street, making the areas safer and more welcoming for everyone.
Broad Avenue in Memphis, Tennessee, was once a neglected street, but it has been transformed and revitalized through small bets and incremental improvements to become a thriving district.
In this video, we learn about the town of Lakewood, Ohio, which has prioritized the ability of children to walk to school, saving the town millions of dollars and keeping the community healthier and happier.
In Kitchener, Ontario, one business owner partnered with his neighbors to turn an underused downtown street into a pedestrian-friendly community space.
A Strong Towns member in St. Louis, Missouri, undertook an impressive tactical urbanism project to help make streets safer. Here's her story.
This video created by the Iowa Department of Transportation illustrates the benefits of a 4-to-3 lane conversion, a common type of road diet which turns a 4-lane street into a 2-lane street with a center turn lane—almost always slowing traffic and improving safety and economic vitality alike.