"If biking and walking infrastructure is presented as some kind of recreational amenity, it will be the first thing cut the next time budgets tighten. Successful biking and walking infrastructure is not recreation but transportation. It is also an extremely high returning investment, one that not only disproportionately grows the tax base but allows local money to stay within the community longer."
— Stupid is as Stupid does | Strong Towns Blog, 4/14/2014
"We want to create an environment where people want to walk in, want to bike in and want to take transit in. And that is not a sea of surface parking lots."
— Parking Lots Demolished in Cities’ Revenue Bid as Driving Wanes | Business Week, 4/10/14
"[Planning Professor Reid] Ewing tracked fewer fatal car crashes in counties with less sprawl. More densely populated counties actually had more car crashes (more traffic), but fatalities were lower. So a person living in Walker County, Georgia, is three times as likely to be killed in a car crash than a person living in Denver County, Colorado."
— Urban Sprawl: Get Fat, Stay Poor, And Die In Car Crashes : a new report on metro density says it straight: quality of life improves in compact cities | Fastcodesign.com, 4/7/14