Stroading: A Meme to Advertise America's Overbuilt Streets

Have you heard of stroading? While we don't recommend you try this at home, it behooves us to tell you about the ingenious meme that Charles Marohn and his friends have devised to point out America's over-engineered urban streets.
July 4, 2013, 11am PDT | Jonathan Nettler | @nettsj
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Charles Marohn

"A STROAD is a street/road hybrid and, unfortunately, is the default transportation setting for most communities in North America," writes Marohn. "While very expensive to build, a STROAD is a very low returning transportation investment, failing to move traffic quickly while simultaneously yielding only limited tax base. Productive cities convert their STROADs to streets or roads."

"STROADing -- a photo of an individual reinhabiting the underused STROAD environment -- is an approach we have started to document for posterity the many STROADs that still remain. If you'd like to join us in this effort, we'd love to share your STROADing photos."

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Published on Wednesday, July 3, 2013 in Strong Towns Blog
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