“When you combine a street and a road, you get a STROAD, one of the most dangerous and unproductive human environments. To get more for our transportation dollar, America needs an active policy of converting STROADs to productive streets or high capacity roadways.”
In this video, a road provides high connectivity between places, and a street is a diverse platform of social interactions that create a place. A ‘stroad’ can be likened unto a spork–it tries to do it everything but does nothing especially well. While you may debate the principle being shown, this video (found on Atlantic Cities) is a good way to show the spatial thinking that city planners need to utilize to improve the urban environment.
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