Every so often, I will lay out some simple ideas that could make the city of Stockton more pleasant. Today’s simple fix? Make neighborhood streets smaller.
Real estate research shows that home buyers value neighborhoods with low traffic volume, slow street speeds, and minimal noise. But for some reason, development in Stockton has offered the opposite: wide streets that promote speeding and discourage walking. Anyone who has walked through neighborhoods in North Stockton can see that the streets are designed for cars, not for people. For example, take a look at this street in a North Stockton development… Continue reading