Thursday, August 30, 2012

New national report on complete streets highlights Lee County policy

Last week, the National Complete Streets Coalition issued a new report and companion workbook which highlights successful Complete Streets policies from across the United States. The report highlights the top scoring policies by jurisdiction type and Lee County is listed as one of the top 5 county policies in the country and its implementation plan was highlighted as a model.  Kudos to the Lee County Complete Streets team!  Below is the note posted by NCSC with the release of the reports.

cs-2011-policy-analysis-coverCommunities across the United States adopted 146 Complete Streets policies in 2011, and over 350 policies are now in place across the country. A new report looks at some of the best of these policies, and a new resource can help community leaders bring these practices to their town or city.

The National Complete Streets Coalition’s 2011 Policy Analysis analyzes the over 350 Complete Streets policies that have been approved by communities across the country. These policies are working to make streets safer, more livable and more welcoming for everyone, and the 2011 Policy Analysis surveys the most successful and robust.

“It’s great to see such a surge in Complete Streets policy adoption over the past year,” said National Complete Streets Coalition Director Roger Millar. “But this growth is also reflective of changing times and attitudes about transportation.”

Local policies of particular note are highlighted throughout the report, providing a comprehensive examination of best policy practices across the country. Complete Streets policies in New Jersey, Louisiana, California, Minnesota, and Connecticut are among the report’s most successful examples.
cs-policy-workbookAccompanying the new report is the latest edition of the Complete Streets Local Policy Workbook. This introductory guide serves as a starting point for transportation experts and interested local leaders to begin mapping out their own Complete Streets policies.

Download the reports:
Complete Streets 2011 Policy Analysis
Complete Streets Local Policy Workbook

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