Another Atlantic Cities blog post... this time around the effort of Chuck Marohn, who in this video outlines pretty clearly why we look to Complete Streets to resolve some pretty gnarly street design issues.
I guess most of this is pretty straightforward.. but I'm pretty sure there are lots of these designs being built today with the intention of moving traffic relatively quickly.The STROAD design -- a street/road hybrid -- is the futon of transportation alternatives. Where a futon is a piece of furniture that serves both as an uncomfortable couch and an uncomfortable bed, a STROAD moves cars at speeds too slow to get around efficiently but too fast to support productive private sector investment. The result is an expensive highway and a declining tax base.
There must be some reason why this happens.