A new report from AARP’s Public Policy Institute, “Planning Complete Streets for the Aging of America,” is packed with new information and calls for adoption of Complete Streets policies to address the needs of the estimated 64 million Americans who will be over 65 in 2025. Many transportation planners and engineers have not begun to prepare for the coming increase in Americans over 65 years old.
The latest developments, events, and resources from the National Complete Streets Coalition:
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!
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
Guest post by Barbara McCann, coordinator of the National Complete Streets Coalition A new poll out from AARP documents how incomplete streets are making it tough for older Americans to avoid paying the high price of gasoline. Almost 40 percent of those polled say they don’t have adequate sidewalks in their neighborhood, 55 percent say … Continued
Guest post by Barbara McCann, coordinator of the National Complete Streets Coalition As Americans watch the seemingly inexorable climb in gas prices, many are looking at their streets in a new way. They are looking for streets that can give them more than a way out of their neighborhood – they need a way out … Continued
Walking in the ditch to Pleasant View Elementary School in Franklin, Wisconsin on an incomplete street, left, and a complete street that is safe and accessible for all users, right. updated 5/3/08: Photo source of left photo added at bottom. If you’ve been feeling pinched at the pump lately and tried cutting down on gas … Continued