Wednesday, April 27, 2011

New national Complete Streets report names Lee County resolution among the best in the country

April 27, 2011
Today the National Complete Streets Coalition released a comprehensive report documenting that states and local governments in every quadrant of the nation are adopting strong Complete Streets policies. The new report, Complete Streets Policy Analysis 2010: A story of growing strength, rates the strength of written policies that are designed to ensure that future transportation infrastructure investments provide safe options for everyone using the roadways.

The report rates more than 200 state and local written policies according to the established ten elements of ideal Complete Streets policies. Among the top scoring policies are state laws and policies in the deep South and Midwest, county council-approved policies in Florida and the Mountain West, and city ordinances and design guidance in the Pacific Northwest and the Northeast. Lee County's Complete Streets Policy (adopted in 2009) was among the 15 top-rated policies in the country! Lee County’s implementation plan was highlighted as its strong suit.

Congratulations to the Lee County commissioners, the County Manager, the county complete streets team, the Community Sustainability Committee, as well as the BikeWalkLee team, for their role in achieving this national recognition. Keep up the good work!

Click here to read the NCSC Report.

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