A Traffic Engineer Questions His Profession
"When people would tell me that they did not want a wider street, I would tell them that they had to have it for safety reasons.
When they answered that a wider street would make people drive faster and that would be seem to be less safe, especially in front of their house where their kids were playing, I would confidently tell them that the wider road was more safe, especially when combined with the other safety enhancements the standards called for."
Now, Marohn has come to see some fault in the way his profession works. He shares his tale of evolution on the Strong Towns blog.