Last Monday, the City-County Council of Indianapolis unanimously approved a measure to make the city’s streets safer and more convenient for all travelers, whether they are on a bicycle, in a car, riding the bus, or on foot.
A three-year campaign in Spokane, Washington engaged hundreds of Complete Streets supporters with high- and low-tech methods. Their work inspired the adoption of a new ordinance requiring a Complete Streets approach for transportation projects.
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!
Last Thursday, St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay signed complete streets into law. The city will now “consider complete street elements in the design, construction and maintenance of public transportation projects, improvements and facilities.”
This week: Lansing City Council passes a complete streets ordinance, Fairhope (AL) and Ankeny (IA) work toward their policies, and more.