Legislation Would Mandate Complete Streets Nationwide

A bipartisan bill headed by Reps. Doris Matsui of California and David Joyce of Ohio aims to make American streets safer for cyclists, pedestrians and transit riders.


| June 25, 2013



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Consideration of complete street measures would become a requirement for federal funds, under a new bill proposed this week.


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Reposted with permission from Streetsblog Capitol Hill

Nearly 500 cities, states, and counties around the United States have enacted complete streets policies, according to Smart Growth America. Now a bipartisan team of lawmakers has introduced legislation to make it a matter of national policy that streets should be designed not only for driving, but for walking, biking, and transit as well.

Last week, Reps. Doris Matsui, D-Calif., and David Joyce, R-Ohio, introduced the Safe Streets Act of 2013, which would require states and regional planning agencies to develop complete streets policies for federally funded projects within two years.





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