On June 20 at 2:30 pm, the National Complete Streets Coalition and the Environmental and Energy Study Institute invite you to join local, state and national experts at a Congressional briefing to discuss national and local trends in Complete Streets policies and how a fiscally-sound federal transportation policy can support the creation of safer streets in communities across the country.
The briefing’s panel will feature:
- Rep. Doris Matsui (D-CA)
- Lynn Peterson, Secretary, Washington State Department of Transportation
- Danny Pleasant, Transportation Director, City of Charlotte, NC
- Angela Vance, Associate State Director for Advocacy, AARP West Virginia
- Geoff Anderson, President and CEO, Smart Growth America
More than 500 jurisdictions at the local, regional and state levels are now using Complete Streets policies to build stronger economies and support healthier and safer communities.
Many of these communities are pursuing Complete Streets implementation to meet a growing demand among residents for transportation choices and homes and employment centers in walkable areas. Other communities are motivated by public health and safety concerns.
At the national level, though overall roadway deaths fell by two percent from 2010 to 2011, pedestrian deaths increased by three percent and bicyclist deaths by nine percent over the same period. Of the 47,000+ pedestrian fatalities from 2000 to 2009, 67 percent occurred on federal-aid roadways.
This briefing will explore the safety, health, and other benefits of Complete Streets, and how federal legislation can assist states and localities using this approach. It is free and open to the public. Please RSVP with EESI to expedite check-in. A live webcast will be available for those unable to attend in person.
When: Thursday, June 20, 2013
Time: 2:30 to 4 PM EDT
Where: 2253 Rayburn House Office Building; Washington, DC