FHWA Complete Streets report lays out an actionable course for changing street style to avoid unneeded deaths and injuries

FHWA Complete Streets report lays out an actionable course for changing street style to avoid unneeded deaths and injuries

After the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and USDOT released a report to Congress this week about Complete Streets, Beth Osborne, Vice President of Transportation at Smart Growth America—the house of the National Complete Streets Coalition—issued this declaration: 

“This simple however vital principle of Complete Streets—designing our streets so that everybody can usage them securely—was produced within our National Complete Streets Coalition practically 20 years earlier. After years of working relentlessly to motivate towns, cities, counties, states and the federal federalgovernment to embrace this method, we are deeply motivated to see the principle preserved and  institutionalised within authorities USDOT files, consistingof this report. FHWA hasactually done an exceptional task in plainly laying out and explaining the actions that are required throughout the whole federal transport program to genuinely construct safe streets and roadways for all individuals, consistingof getting muchbetter security information, examining security in job advancement, and making security the main objective and Complete Streets the default style.

“The title of this report is likewise informing. There are definitely ‘Opportunities and Challenges’ when it comes to making our streets moresecure and more hassle-free. Now we requirement to turn those obstacles into chances and chances into truth. Every day the status quo technique stands and transport companies are permitted to style, construct, or keep their streets just for carsandtrucks is a day where we permit the historical levels of death on those streets to continue. This report offers us a course forward—one that requires to be acted on in the instant future.

“The National Complete Streets Coalition will continue our hands-on work with states and regions to advance Complete Streets policies and upend our nation’s dated paradigm for street style that hasactually produced a historical boost in traffic injuries and casualties. We appearance forward to working carefully with FHWA to turn their outstanding suggestions into action.”

The National Complete Streets Coalition and Transportation for America are programs of Smart Growth America.

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