Monday, February 28, 2011

Complete and Main Streets bill passes House!

The Complete Streets/Main Streets bill passed off the House floor today. Complete Streets and Main Streets are roadways designed to efficiently and safely move people using all appropriate modes of transportation, including bicyclists, pedestrians, motorists, and public transportation users.

Rather than applying a cookie cutter design to every corridor, this bill will allow planners work with communities to develop project that are appropriate for various functions of the roadway. The result is a streetscape that is safer and more accessible for all users that promotes livable communities.

Rep. Moeller, the prime sponsor of the bill, summed it up nicely in his floor speech. He said, "we can all agree streets should be safe ... & streets no longer exist just for cars"

Next stop for the bill will be the Senate Transportation committee.

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