Charles Marohn is the founder and president of Strong Towns, a nonprofit organization dedicated to building stronger and more financially secure cities. He is a professional engineer and a land use planner with decades of experience. He holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and a master of urban and regional planning, both from the University of Minnesota.
The following is an excerpt from Chapter Six of “Confessions of a Recovering Engineer: Transportation for a Strong Town,” the latest book in the Strong Towns series. It has been slightly modified for this space. Ramp meters are those mini traffic signals that queue vehicles as they enter the highway. Wikipedia explains their rationale succinctly: […]