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Confessions of a Recovering Engineer

Transportation for a Strong Town

Marohn, Charles L.

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1. Edition September 2021
272 Pages, Hardcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd

ISBN: 978-1-119-69929-3
John Wiley & Sons

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Discover insider secrets of how America's transportation system is designed, funded, and built - and how to make it work for your community

In Confessions of a Recovering Engineer: Transportation for a Strong Town, renowned speaker and author of Strong Towns Charles L. Marohn Jr. delivers an accessible and engaging exploration of America's transportation system, laying bare the reasons why it no longer works as it once did, and how to modernize transportation to better serve local communities.

You'll discover real-world examples of poor design choices and how those choices have dramatic and tragic effects on the lives of the people who use them. You'll also find case studies and examples of design improvements that have revitalized communities and improved safety.

This important book shows you:
* The values of the transportation professions, how they are applied in the design process, and how those priorities differ from those of the public.
* How the standard approach to transportation ensures the maximum amount of traffic congestion possible is created each day, and how to fight that congestion on a budget.
* Bottom-up techniques for spending less and getting higher returns on transportation projects, all while improving quality of life for residents.
Perfect for anyone interested in why transportation systems work - and fail to work - the way they do, Confessions of a Recovering Engineer is a fascinating insider's peek behind the scenes of America's transportation systems.

Introduction: Conversation with an Engineer

Chapter 1: Embedded Values

Chapter 2: The Difference Between a Road and a Street

Chapter 3: Whose mistakes Do We Forgive?

Chapter 4: Understanding Roads

Chapter 5: Great Streets

Chapter 6: Traffic Congestion

Chapter 7: Intersections and Traffic Flow

Chapter 8: Transportation Finance

Chapter 9: Public Transit

Chapter 10: Transportation Technology and Fads

Chapter 11: The Routine Traffic Stop

Chapter 12: Reforming Transportation Professions

Chapter 13: My Confession

About the Author

Acknowledgments

Index
CHARLES L. MAROHN, Jr. is Founder and President of Strong Towns, a nationally-recognized movement to build strong and resilient communities. He is the author of Strong Towns: A Bottom-Up Revolution to Rebuild American Prosperity.