In a world in which considerable attention is given to the concept of “Best Practices” as teaching guides and exemplars in the field of cities and transportation, World Streets has since our founding in 2009 drawn attention from time to time to poor, desperately poor and even pernicious policies and practices. Our Worst Practices Department has its rightful place in World Streets because when it comes to transportation there has never been a shortage of flakey, retrograde, often even dangerous ideas.
You are invited to pitch in, drawing to our attention what you believe to bone fide worst practices. What is surprising is just how many of them are, and how hard it is for some of the worst and most costly ideas (they often go together) to be put to death in a peaceful way.
You will find a collection in process of what we believe to be illustrative examples here at https://worldstreets.wordpress.com/category/worst-practices/, along with others on a page we created on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/worstpractices/.
Perhaps the WPD can make a modest contribution to keeping the debate on track — cleaner, better, fairer, affordable and more efficient mobility today. Welcome aboard the badly leaking ship, Worst Practices.
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