Governing Magazine, widely read by the best thought leaders in government, ran a feature story recently noticing that the ‘complete streets’ movement is reshaping urban boulevards, small-town main streets and even rural highways and the "notion that roads should not be built just for cars and trucks is having profound effects on public spaces."
Read the full story, then share it with your town council, planning, public works and engineering staff to bolster your case for getting your town on board.
Roads Are Getting a Redesign
The first time Dean Ledbetter heard about “complete streets,” he thought it was a crazy idea. Ledbetter, a North Carolina traffic engineer, had devoted his career to creating roads that allowed cars to move faster. Complete streets would slow cars down, reworking roads to accommodate bicyclists, transit users and pedestrians, including people pushing baby strollers and riding in wheelchairs. Ledbetter’s first reaction, he says, was, “Why would you want to ruin a perfectly good road?” More.
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