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Responding to traffic growth, Sioux Falls city planners say bigger roads aren’t the answer

Here’s a good example of transportation planning from Sioux Falls that reflects the current best practices for managing growth, maintaining safety, and accommodating a wide variety of people and modes of transport. From the Argus Leader: As the Sioux Falls metropolitan area expands toward 250,000 people, and traffic becomes more troublesome, planners say more and […]

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Top Highway Safety Expert Says Lane Expansion “Will Increase Both the Number and Severity of Crashes on US-75.”

The following information was provided to Sioux Center Citizens for Responsible Growth by Tom Welch, an internationally recognized safety expert who was the head safety engineer of the Iowa DOT and the project manager on the nationally acclaimed “road diet” for Sioux Center, when Sioux Center reduced Main Street from 4 lanes to 3, reducing […]

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The Growth Ponzi Scheme

This article is by Chuck Marohn, director of in Minnesota and is reprinted here with his permission. Learn more at and check out their weekly podcast show. We often forget that the American pattern of suburban development is an experiment, one that has never been tried anywhere before. We assume it is the natural order because […]

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