The Bright Side of Staying in Place
Despite the downsides
of COVID-19, physical activity has increased as people have stayed home.
Walking, rolling, and biking are easing the time of quarantines and enabling people to get moving without using cars.
It feels safer to walk or bike with fewer cars on the streets. But are all streets safe? Do all communities have complete streets?
Complete streets offer many benefits to people and communities.
This is the time for local communities to consider and potentially adopt a complete streets policy, implement it, and retrofit new and future projects.
A transportation system that includes complete streets in urban areas can strengthen economic growth by connecting people to jobs, shopping, and recreation.
The NIRPC Executive Board adopted a Complete Streets policy requiring all new federally-aided roadway projects to consider incorporating Complete Streets design standards.
Learn more about Complete Streets
and the 2019 Complete Streets Act