A fine time was had by all at the Second Annual Complete Streets Dinner, held on Tuesday night at Washington, D.C.’s New Heights restaurant. The featured speaker was Roy Kienitz of Roy Kienitz LLC, who recently left the U.S. Department of Transportation where he served as Under Secretary for Policy.
Author: Barbara McCann
A three-year campaign in Spokane, Washington engaged hundreds of Complete Streets supporters with high- and low-tech methods. Their work inspired the adoption of a new ordinance requiring a Complete Streets approach for transportation projects.
When we started the Complete Streets movement, we didn’t look at where we would like every community to arrive. We looked at where communities are now. Complete Streets policies, and their implementation, provide the clear path between what we have and where we want to be.
The President’s American Jobs Act would make a considerable and welcome investment in transportation infrastructure…but what would it mean for Complete Streets?
At its most recent Board meeting the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) made an official policy endorsement of Complete Streets, stating, “ASCE believes that America’s transportation system should be designed, built, operated, and managed for safe travel by everyone.”
Sometimes we get a shocking reminder of why we are working for Complete Streets. That reminder comes this week in the manslaughter conviction delivered by a jury to a woman in Atlanta who lost her child to a drunk driver.
Join Executive Director Barbara McCann and Complete Streets workshop lead instructor Michael Ronkin as they lead a two-part training webinar, Creating Livable, Accessible Communities by Completing Our Streets, in partnership with Easter Seals Project ACTION. Registration ends this Wednesday.
Our new comprehensive report, Complete Streets Policy Analysis 2010: A story of growing strength, documents that states and local governments in every quadrant of the nation are adopting strong Complete Streets policies. In it, we rate the strength of written policies according to the established ten elements of ideal Complete Streets policies.
Earth Day celebrations in the popular media tend to focus on individual actions, yet we all know that a more sustainable future depends on bigger, cooperative actions such as building Complete Streets.
At our recent Strategy Meeting, the Coalition together to answer the question, “How can we ensure that half the states and 200 local communities take action to fully implement strong Complete Streets policies?”