Governor Linda Lingle signed S.B. 718 into law on May 6, directing the Hawaii DOT and the county DOTs to establish complete streets policies.
Action Alert! Rep. Tauscher is circulating a letter for members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee to sign in support of complete streets. If your representative is on this committee, please call today!
This Environmental Defense Fund report looks at potential transit funding mechanisms with a specific focus on California. For a variety of mechanisms, information is provided on how they could be implemented in California and how they are currently being used elsewhere.
To explore these connections and discuss national efforts to create healthier and safer communities, Transportation For America will present an interactive webinar on April 30 at 2 p.m. EDT. Register today!
At the first Delaware Bike Summit last Friday, March 24, Governor Jack Markell signed a Complete Streets Executive Order. The Delaware DOT now will be required, whenever possible, to incorporate all transportation modes into road design and maintenance. “We can agree, certainly, that bicycles are inexpensive and environmentally friendly, but there’s also no escaping the … Continued
In his official Earth Day blog post, Secretary Ray LaHood focuses on bicycling and talks about the opportunity to use ‘highway’ funds for creating complete streets! He continues, “the upcoming reauthorization of DOT’s surface transportation programs provides an opportunity for us to feature bicycling as part of a new American mobility within livable communities.” Be … Continued
Investing first in repair and maintenance can prevent another disaster like Minnesota’s I-35W bridge collapse. Tell your Governor to invest in the future with smart, proven, ready-to-go transportation spending. Creative Commons Flickr photo by Poppyseed Bandits. Earlier this week, we highlighted a new Smart Growth America report that details 20 proven and ready-to-go ways for … Continued
Click to learn more about the report Governors and state departments of transportation around the country are burning the midnight oil to prepare lists of transportation projects that could be funded under President Obama’s economic stimulus package, The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. As they develop these lists of transportation projects to be funded under … Continued
This paper by Victor Dover, “discusses how features that make smart growth neighborhoods smart also make them desirable and command a premium from homebuyers.”
This study by Reconnecting America‘s Center for TOD explores how, “as TOD planning processes proliferate there is a broader understanding that mixed-income housing supports many TOD goals including stable transit ridership, better public health, broadened access to opportunities, and deeper affordability. This Mixed-Income TOD Action Guide was developed for the nonprofit Great Communities Collaborative (GCC), which is working in the San Francisco Bay Area to ensure TOD planning processes result in neighborhoods that include households of all income levels. The guide walks users through a three-step analysis to determine the most effective strategies and tools.”