Sunday, January 2, 2011

National Complete Streets Coalition Progress Report 2010 includes Lee County

NCSC's Progress Report 2010 featured three state and local complete street policies, including Lee County's. Click here to read the full report. Below is the write-up on Lee County:

Lee County Takes Action
Lee County, Florida had a complete streets resolution on the table for a few months, but release of the 2009 Dangerous
by Design report helped push them into action. Lee
County commissioners unanimously approved a
complete streets resolution citing not only the safety
imperative, but also the need for active living and
reduced emissions. Commissioner Brian Bigelow was
moved by testimony from community members,
including health professionals and a woman who was
hit by a car while bicycling. “She is a victim of what’s
really wrong with the way we’ve been kind of singularly
focused on accommodating automobiles in our county.
It’s been quite literally to the exclusion of other
alternative modes of transportation.” The Fort Myers
News-Press ran an editorial and op-ed in favor of the
policy decision.

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