Planting Street Trees to Slow the Cars

As drivers continued to pop the curb on her block, Strong Towns Genevieve Barber knew she and her neighbors needed to intervene. Their plan: plant fifteen street trees—Trident Maples, to be exact—to discourage speeding while boosting the safety of people walking, biking, and driving. In this episode, Genevieve shares the story behind the street trees and how you can lead a similar project in your own neighborhood, including why you should trust your observations regarding the state of your neighborhood, how to pitch the vision of street trees to your neighbors, and how small bets make communities stronger.

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