Our new comprehensive report, Complete Streets Policy Analysis 2010: A story of growing strength, documents that states and local governments in every quadrant of the nation are adopting strong Complete Streets policies. In it, we rate the strength of written policies according to the established ten elements of ideal Complete Streets policies.
Complete Streets Policy
While it “wonderful” may be an overstatement, with a half-dozen state legislatures looking at new Complete Streets bills this year, it is an exciting time for the Complete Streets movement.
The National Complete Streets Coalition, in cooperation with the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals, has selected an outstanding slate of instructor-trainees for its expanding workshop program. The new trainees are national experts in the field and effective instructors of related topics.
The Complete Streets movement is starting off the new year right: over 200 jurisdictions formally committed to Complete Streets before the ball dropped on New Year’s Eve.
Applications due December 17, 2010 Due to increasing demand for its Complete Streets Implementation Workshop series, the National Complete Streets Coalition, in cooperation with the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals, will train 6 to 8 nationally recognized professionals to co-instruct these workshops. These policy-oriented workshops help agencies fast track making their streets more complete. … Continued
Keeping track of where Complete Streets policies have been adopted can be challenging for our small staff, but by using the National Center for Education Statistics’ locale codes, we’ve been able to put things into perspective. We had some expected outcomes, as well as some more interesting findings.
This week’s round-up of Complete Streets talk across the country, from the first inklings of policy development in New Hope, Minnesota to an article in Albany, New York’s Times Union on how Complete Streets are part of comprehensive cancer prevention strategy. [Continue Reading “Quick Takes: Mid-October…”]
In just the last nine months, 45 communities have adopted Complete Streets policies – just two shy of the record number of policies adopted in all of 2009. The sheer number of localities realizing the benefits of Complete Streets is inspiring, but it’s becoming more difficult to track. Help out by sharing your successes with us!
By planning, designing, and constructing Complete Streets, communities of all sizes – whether rural hamlets, small towns, or booming metropolises – are able to provide the quality access to jobs, health care, shops, and schools their residents deserve, while also achieving greater economic, environmental, and public health benefits.
Last month, the Minnesota Complete Streets Coalition celebrated the passage of a strong state law. They have kindly shared more information on the bill and how they did it, including lessons learned.