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.
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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.
Earlier this month, The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) approved the most comprehensive Complete Streets Policy among large MPOs. This thoughtful and comprehensive policy will lead to genuine on-the-ground changes in the Columbus region and is a leading model for agencies across the country.
Last Tuesday, Tupelo and Hernando joined the growing number of communities establishing a healthier, safer future through complete streets. Both Mississippi cities adopted complete streets policies as part of a move toward improved public health.
Tupelo, Mississippi is best known as the birthplace of Elvis Presley, but its fame may grow even larger next week. At Tuesday’s meeting, the City Council is set to vote on a complete streets ordinance.
This week in Complete Streets news, we celebrate three new policies, bringing the national total to 110 jurisdictions! We’ve also got news from Kentucky and Mississippi, plus much more.
The National Complete Streets Coalition is happy to make it official: more than 100 jurisdictions across the United States have adopted Complete Streets policies! The Coalition celebrated the milestone on Monday October 5th with a reception on Capitol Hill, co-hosted by the American Planning Association (APA) and Representative Doris Matsui.