Chuck Marohn, the founder of Strong Towns and author of Confessions of a Recovering Engineer, discusses streets, roads, “stroads,” and the perils of the American traffic system. A trained engineer himself, Marohn once imbibed the discipline’s dominant dogmas. Today, he advocates for cities and towns where slower moving cars can get us where we want to go faster.
Host: John Murdock
Guest: Charles “Chuck” Marohn
1:15 A boy from Brainerd
3:45 Strong Towns explained
6:30 What’s an engineer good for?
8:45 Breaking through with talking bears
13:15 A need for speed
16:45 So, what’s a “STROAD”?
17:45 The futon of transportation
20:30 Walking to die in the land of Dr. Seuss
27:00 Philando Castile and traffic trolling cops
36:30 I-49, $700M, and the saints of Shreveport
45:30 Lightning Round with Elon Musk, destroyed stop lights, and more
50:00 Wrapping it up, early in the morning
Strong Towns website
Chuck’s late-night video that goes viral
Steve Martin the barber is here to help
Allendale Strong fights I-49