A 20 MPH STREET

 
BY STRONG TOWNS

Sometimes a meme is so good, you just have to share it. This one reveals in two simple photos the difference between a street designated 20 mph and one designed to be safe.

We can’t regulate our way to safety. We must design our streets to be safe.

Meme Created By Wes Craiglow, Deputy Director Planning & Development, City of Conway, AR. Loved by Transportation Psychologist!

As Wes points out below, “The meme is intended to help viewers consider how different street designs makes you feel as a driver, and ultimately affect how you behave behind the wheel.

Generally speaking, as depicted by the lower photo, narrower travel lanes, shorter block lengths, and a tree canopy, all contribute to drivers traveling more slowly.  See more,,,

https://www.strongtowns.org/journal/2015/11/1/a-20-mph-street

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