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By Barbara McCann

Around the kingdom, groups are embracing a brand new and more secure option to construct streets for everyone—even as they fight to alter many years of principles, perform, and politics that prioritize vehicles. they've got came across that altering the layout of a unmarried road isn't sufficient: they need to upend the best way transportation companies function. finishing Our Streets starts off with the tale of the way the whole streets flow united bicycle riders, transportation practitioners and corporations, public wellbeing and fitness leaders, older americans, and clever progress advocates to dramatically re-frame the dialogue of transportation security. subsequent, it explores why the transportation box has been so immune to change—and how the circulate has damaged via to create a brand new multi-modal technique. In finishing Our Streets, Barbara McCann, founding father of the nationwide entire Streets Coalition, explains that the flow isn't really approximately road layout. in its place, practitioners and activists have replaced the best way initiatives are outfitted by means of targeting 3 thoughts: reframe the dialog construct a wide base of political aid and supply a transparent route to a multi-modal strategy. McCann stocks tales of practitioners in towns and cities from Charlotte, North Carolina to Colorado Springs, Colorado who've embraced those innovations to essentially swap the best way transportation initiatives are selected, deliberate, and outfitted. the entire streets move is predicated round an easy thought: streets could be secure for individuals of every age and talents, whether or not they are strolling, riding, bicycling, or taking the bus. finishing Our Streets offers practitioners and activists the techniques, instruments, and thought had to translate this concept into genuine and lasting swap of their groups.

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By Barbara McCann

Around the kingdom, groups are embracing a brand new and more secure option to construct streets for everyone—even as they fight to alter many years of principles, perform, and politics that prioritize vehicles. they've got came across that altering the layout of a unmarried road isn't sufficient: they need to upend the best way transportation companies function. finishing Our Streets starts off with the tale of the way the whole streets flow united bicycle riders, transportation practitioners and corporations, public wellbeing and fitness leaders, older americans, and clever progress advocates to dramatically re-frame the dialogue of transportation security. subsequent, it explores why the transportation box has been so immune to change—and how the circulate has damaged via to create a brand new multi-modal technique. In finishing Our Streets, Barbara McCann, founding father of the nationwide entire Streets Coalition, explains that the flow isn't really approximately road layout. in its place, practitioners and activists have replaced the best way initiatives are outfitted by means of targeting 3 thoughts: reframe the dialog construct a wide base of political aid and supply a transparent route to a multi-modal strategy. McCann stocks tales of practitioners in towns and cities from Charlotte, North Carolina to Colorado Springs, Colorado who've embraced those innovations to essentially swap the best way transportation initiatives are selected, deliberate, and outfitted. the entire streets move is predicated round an easy thought: streets could be secure for individuals of every age and talents, whether or not they are strolling, riding, bicycling, or taking the bus. finishing Our Streets offers practitioners and activists the techniques, instruments, and thought had to translate this concept into genuine and lasting swap of their groups.

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We heard from disabled veterans, folks from Lighthouse for the Blind, grade school teachers, physicians, neighborhood representatives, and small business owners imploring us to help make our streets safer for all users and to address the epidemics of obesity and diabetes that result from inactivity. ”4 That 2011 city council meeting was one local outcome of a The original vision statement of the National coalition-building strategy that Complete Streets Coalition reads: started years earlier at the nation“Complete streets are designed and operated al level.

Despite the common wisdom of the popular phrase ‘build it and they will come,” studies confirming the phenomenon of “induced demand” remained outside of mainstream transportation thinking. This research challenges the effectiveness of relieving congestion with increased capacity, because it shows that new roads induce additional travel. Happily, transportation research has broadened considerably in the last fifteen years, but bringing new results to the attention of practitioners remains a slow process.

The San Diego region and city were early adopters of a complete streets approach, and the city documented the economic value of an extensive redesign of La Jolla Boulevard in the business district known as Bird Rock by surveying tax receipts from the ninety-five businesses along the corridor. They showed a 20 percent boost in sales after the city installed traffic circles, safety features, and landscaping. The strategy is not limited to big cities; small towns from Montclair, New Jersey, to Tupelo, Mississippi, see complete streets as essential to rebuilding main streets and attracting and retaining workers.

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