There’s a demand for opportunities to walk, bike, and roll in rural America, but so far our infrastructure has failed to keep pace. While decision-makers attempt to add safety features to transportation projects, they would do well to remember that pedestrian safety and vehicle speed are opposing goals.
The third cohort of Smart Growth America’s Champions Institute recently wrapped up. What have Champions gained from the past three years, and what progress is yet to come? We touched base with past Champions to find out.
This fall, the National Complete Streets Coalition is hosting a series of webinars to discuss the importance of establishing a clear vision and commitment when crafting an effective Complete Streets Policy. Safe streets advocates are invited to join us for our next Complete Streets Power Hour: Advocates Spotlight. A strong Complete Streets policy can help … Continued
In a conversation with CBS Sunday Morning, SGA’s Vice President of Transportation and Thriving Communities Beth Osborne explains that our roads are dangerous by design. If you watch CBS on Sunday mornings, you might have caught our own Beth Osborne talking about dangerous street design. She was joined by John Barth, who’s working on Complete … Continued
To make creative placemaking just a bit easier to understand — and put our money where our mouth is when it comes to the power of arts and culture — we tapped a talented visual artist to illustrate its potential.
For more than 13 years, the National Complete Streets Coalition has believed that better engineering and design have the greatest influence on safety for all users of all abilities. Today, the Coalition is officially endorsing Vision Zero because we believe that it represents an important complement to safe street design.
A new bill in the House of Representatives would help communities across the country make streets safer and more convenient for everyone who uses them.
Late yesterday, Representatives Doris Matsui (D-CA) and David Joyce (R-OH) introduced the Safe Streets Act of 2015 (HR 2071), a bill which would require all new federally-funded transportation projects to use a Complete Streets approach to planning, designing, and building roads.