How Massachusetts is encouraging communities to take action on Complete Streets

webinar-massachusetts-complete-streetsStates and local governments have eagerly adopted new policies for Complete Streets, a design approach to make streets safe and convenient for all users. However, some states and municipalities have been slow to put these policies into practice.

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is taking action to encourage more Complete Streets projects across the state through its Complete Streets Funding Program. Local municipalities that attend trainings and adopt Complete Street policy best practices become eligible for state funding to plan and rebuild local streets.

Last week, the National Complete Streets Coalition and Transportation for America hosted a webinar highlighting the program, discussing how Massachusetts developed it, and how other states can use this model to incentivize Complete Streets projects. For those who were unable to join us last Monday, the presentation slides and recording are now available.

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Joining the discussion were advocates from Boston’s Metropolitan Area Planning Council and the Massachusetts Public Health Association, as well as Eileen Gunn, Program Manager for MassDOT Environmental Services, and Emiko Atherton, Director of the National Complete Streets Coalition.

Want more help implementing Complete Streets than a webinar can provide? Consider scheduling a Complete Streets workshop. Our workshop program helps state and local agencies balance the needs of all users, and develop and implement effective policies and procedures to routinely create networks of Complete Streets. Our workshops take participants far beyond the typical session focused on design specifics to an understanding of how to transform the decision-making process itself. Learn more about our workshops >>

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