Here is a sampling of the latest on Complete Streets from around the country.
Focusing on revamping city planning, Boston Mayor Martin Walsh announced an environment and safety-focused design plan on Sept. 24 called Complete Streets that will soon take effect through an executive order. The program, established by former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino in 2009, was created in an effort to make the city more environmentally conscious with new technologies.
Safe streets, whether they wind through a neighborhood or carry trucks and cars on their daily commutes, lead to a better community. That is the mantra behind a group of residents who are starting an effort to align Athens-Clarke County’s policies with state and national transportation standards. Complete Streets Athens launches its community-wide effort with the event “Streets are for People” from 6-8 p.m.
The vast majority of Dallas’ small but growing network of on-street bike lanes is made up of shared lanes, stretches where bicyclists must share the same concrete as vehicles. City staffers, though, hope that several planned projects will dramatically increase the share of lanes that are primarily dedicated to bicyclists.
RUTLAND, Vermont — City officials approved a “complete streets” configuration for Dorr Drive that significantly narrows car lanes and encourages cyclists and pedestrians to share the road with automobiles. The decision comes with Vermont’s fourth cyclist traffic death of the year Monday. The …
STAMFORD – Creating “complete streets,” reducing speeding and improving intersections to improve traffic flow and enhance safety, are among the major objectives named in the final Long Ridge and High Ridge study. David Woods, principal planner in the city’s Land Use Bureau, said the creation of shared road markings on city streets was likely the most achievable short-term goal.
Omaha residents will be able to get around the city easier in the future, regardless of how they decide to get around. KVNO News reports how a decision by Omaha City Council members yesterday will have an impact on commuters for years to come. Omaha is now on a list of more than 700 cities with an official Complete Streets policy on the books.
CEDAR RAPIDS — No small effort has gone into the city’s prioritization of a long, long list of substandard streets on which to invest a piece of the $180 million in revenue from the local-option sales tax over 10 years in the city’s Paving for Progress program. SW, who bought her home seven years ago after being driven out of her previous one by the 2008 flood, said she moved to this house most of all because of the oak in the front yard.