Des Moines, Iowa Moves Forward with "Complete Streets" Policy
This editorial from the Des Moines Register expresses support for the city's new policy of developing "complete streets" featuring lane reductions, on-street and off-street bike lanes, traffic calming and pedestrian-friendly amenities.
Opponents have been vocal about the plan's potential to divert traffic from shopping streets and the potential conflict between bikes and cars.
Another editorial praises a plan in Des Moines' Beaverdale neighborhood to redevelop a main intersection with a roundabout and new street furniture and plantings.http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20090919/OPINION01/909190307/10...
Thanks to Alex Pearlstein