The Best Complete Streets Policies 2023

Since the beginning of the Complete Streets movement in the early 2000s, more than 1,700 Complete Streets policies have been adopted in jurisdictions of all sizes and contexts across the United States. Adopting Complete Streets policies is a crucial first step to reducing traffic violence, improving health equity, responding to the climate crisis, and rectifying … Continued

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Tucson: Complete Streets is about more than pavement

Starting in the early 2010s, Tucson’s Living Streets Alliance organized to change the city’s uncomfortable, unsafe streets. After successfully advocating for pedestrian safety and walkability projects to be included in a county-wide bond package, the organization used their newfound momentum to pursue a Complete Streets policy.

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The state of Complete Streets policies, and the need for more progress

Adopting a Complete Streets policy is a crucial first step to reducing traffic violence, improving health equity, responding to the climate crisis, and rectifying a long history of inequitable transportation practices. The new 2023 Best Complete Streets Policy report spotlights the communities that have taken that first step and outlines how they made it happen.

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Joplin, MO: The key to getting a Complete Streets policy passed? People

The mid-sized city of Joplin is one of nine cities in Missouri to pass a top ranking Complete Streets policy in this report. To get there, a committee of city staff relied on support from every level—from a diverse set of local advocates, to statewide Complete Streets champions, to national technical assistance programs.

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Howard County (MD): A collaborative effort to create Complete Streets

Howard County, Maryland carved out an identity of its own as it developed from a once largely rural county to a locus of suburban and urban growth between Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, MD. A groundswell of local advocacy for safer streets, paired with philanthropic support and county leadership, resulted in one of the strongest Complete Streets policies the Coalition has seen.

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Join Us: Best Complete Streets Policies 2023 Webinar

Join us for a webinar on May 24, 2023 at 12:30pm ET to hear directly from the advocates and practitioners across the country who helped pass some of the strongest Complete Streets policies of the last four years.  Not all Complete Streets policies are created equal—our Best Complete Streets Policies 2023 report spotlights the strongest … Continued

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T4A comments on Model Minimum Uniform Crash Criteria (MMUCC) Guidelines

On May 3, Transportation for America, a program of SGA, submitted comments in response to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) request for improvements to the Model Minimum Uniform Crash Criteria (MMUCC) Guidelines. The MMUCC guidelines provide recommendations to state and local agencies on the collection of crash data, specifically looking at the variables … Continued

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Camaraderie, Curiosity, and Cats: SGA Team visits San Leandro for Complete Streets Leadership Academy

By Marian Liou, Director of Arts and Culture Members of the SGA team were in San Leandro, California last week as part of the Complete Streets Leadership Academies (CSLA). California is one of 4 states chosen to participate in the CSLA program, which includes a series of virtual seminars and a two-day in-person workshop. The … Continued

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Far more people walking were struck and killed in 2021 than previously predicted

Last week, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) released final data for 2021 revealing that drivers of motor vehicles struck and killed 7,341 people while walking that year. This massive 12.4 percent increase over 2020 is both higher than predicted and illustrative of the urgent need for a better approach to gathering and collecting this data. We can’t say we care about a crisis that we are failing to measure well.

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