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Complete Streets legislation has been introduced in both the Senate and the House of Representatives.

Complete Streets legislation has been introduced in both the Senate and the House of Representatives.

2008-03-03
Complete Streets legislation has been introduced in both the Senate and the House of Representatives. On March 3, Senators Tom Harkin (IA) and Tom Carper (DE) introduced S.2686, The Complete Streets Act of 2008, legislation which would recommend that during the planning and design of transportation corridors, states and Metropolitan Planning Organizations take steps to create appropriate and safe transportation facilities for all those using the roadways including motorists, pedestrians, bicyclists, and riders of public transportation. Complete Streets policies promote the creation of more walkable and public transportation-oriented communities, thereby improving pedestrian safety, encouraging healthy and active lifestyles, helping to mitigate climate change and helping to reduce dependence on foreign oil. On May 1, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA) introduced H.R. 5951, The Safe and Complete Streets Act, which is House companion legislation to the Senate bill. As a member of the Complete Streets Coalition, ASLA has worked to have this original legislation introduced in both chambers and will continue its efforts toward passage of bills. ASLA encourages you to take action to urge your Representatives to support Complete Streets legislation and make our roadways accessible for all users. For more information, including the text of the legislation, visit the Coalition website.

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Karen T. Grajales
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ktgrajales@asla.org
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