Wtih an eye toward health, the City of San Antonio recently approved a Complete Streets policy.
The Coalition is always looking for new ways to share our knowledge and help communities “get it right” with their Complete Streets work. We’re excited to partner on two new initiatives to bring technical assistance to even more communities.
A Complete Streets resolution recently adopted in Birmingham, Alabama will help the community become a more accessible, healthy, and vibrant community.
Today’s guest post is from Ryan Parker, of Jefferson County, Alabama’s Health Action Partnership. The greater Birmingham region is working to develop and implement policies to encourage active transportation, kicking things into high gear with a Complete Streets workshop.
As July unfolds before us, we look back on the progress of the Complete Streets movement since the year began: We’ve seen incredible progress federally, and we celebrated two new state laws. Eighteen communities have committed to complete streets since January, and we released a Best Practices report on policies and implementation.
While the U.S. Department of Transportation has gotten lots of attention for its efforts to promote livable communities, the Department of Health and Human Services is also determined to invest in livability – for health. They are directing $650 million to 44 communities through the Communities Putting Prevention to Work to institute policy and environmental changes that will help make the healthy choice the easy choice.