What are Stroads?

Published on 16/05/2022 at 11:21 am.

Stroads are streets that are designed like roads and in doing so, fail at being good at either one. They are too sprawling and hostile to be good streets, and they are too busy and complicated to be good roads. Stroads are inefficient, unsafe, expensive, and ugly.

This video introduces the concept of Stroads, and talks about why you will (almost) never find these kind of places in the Netherlands: because here all roads need to have a single purpose as either a motorway, connector road, or end-destination street. The name "stroad" was invented by Strong Towns as a way to explain why road design in the US and else where are fundamentally broken.

Video is from Not Just Bikes video collection on their YouTube channel

The video content used on publictransportforum.nz is for education purposes only and the promotion of better public transport and sustainable environmentally friendly urban design in Aotearoa New Zealand.

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