America’s suburbs are a land filled with stroads — street/road hybrids that are expensive to build and dangerous to use. Some communities want more walkability and bikeability, but making changes to stroads can be highly controversial and difficult to achieve. Dave Amos of City Beautiful picks out some egregious stroads in Appleton, Wisconsin to retrofit for people walking and biking while maintaining much of the existing capacity for existing vehicle trip demand. Amos uses Streetmix to demonstrate what could be done in these harder-to-change environments.

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Stephen is a professional urban planner in Puget Sound with a passion for sustainable, livable, and diverse cities. He is especially interested in how policies, regulations, and programs can promote positive outcomes for communities. With stints in great cities like Bellingham and Cork, Stephen currently lives in Seattle. He primarily covers land use and transportation issues and has been with The Urbanist since 2014.