Narrow Streets and the Fire Truck


What happens when the desire for narrow streets collides with fire service concerns about access for ambulances and fire engines? Often one party "wins" and the other feels that its legitimate goals are compromised or ignored. It doesn't have to be so. This session explored how CNU, members of the fire service, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are working to find mutually acceptable solutions.

Carl Wren, Chief Engineer, Austin Fire Department
Lee Sobel, Real Estate Development and Finance Analyst, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Eric Dumbaugh, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning, Texas A&M University
Richard Milk, Community Development Coordinator, City of San Antonio

FireTrucksNarrowStreets.mp39.18 MB