March 27, 2009 11:47 AM Subscribe
posted by aniola (21 comments total)
4 users marked this as a favorite
are designed and operated to enable safe access for all users. Pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and bus riders of all ages and abilities are able to safely move along and across a complete street. Senator Tom Harkin (IA) and Representative Doris Matsui (CA-5) have introduced the Complete Streets Act of 2009 into the US Senate (S. 584
) and House (H.R. 1443
), to ensure that federal transportation infrastructure investments provide safe travel for Americans whether they are driving, bicycling, walking, or taking public transportation. They were joined by original co-sponsors Sen. Tom Carper (DE), Rep. Ellen Tauscher (CA-10), Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14), and Rep. David Wu (OR-1). Check out press releases from the Coalition
(pdf), from Congresswoman Matsui
, or from Senator Harkin
for more information. Blog posts at The Infrastructurist
and the Transportation For America campaign
explain how the bills relate to the recent economic recovery package and the impact they could have across the country.
Johnathan A. Schein wrote about the bills in The Huffington Post
, saying the "many economic and climate rationales behind Complete Street policies" make it "obvious that swift passage of The Complete Streets Act would greatly benefit our nation's general health."