NRU: Avoiding Stroads

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George Liu, a consultant with TCAT and a freelance transportation reporter on assignment with NRU wrote a summary of some highlights from TCAT’s 8th annual Complete Streets Forum, that took place at the University of Toronto on October 1, 2015.

“Outside the core of Toronto and Hamilton, decades of autocentric development in the GTA has created an environment that is hostile to people using various forms of active transportation. Addressing this challenge requires careful consideration of a rights-of-way functionality, widths and conflict points.

Speaking at the Toronto Centre for Active Transportation Complete Streets Forum October 1, Strong Towns president Charles Marohn told participants that when designing the urban environment it is critical to consider first and foremost the function of a right-of-way, and whether it best serves its function as a road or a street.”

Read the full article here.

Posted On: October 7, 2015