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Complete Streets Gaining Speed

A new report details the growing adoption of Complete Streets policies in locales across the United States, despite the removal of a Complete Streets provision from the recent federal transportation bill.

Robert Steuteville blogs about the new report, titled Complete Streets Policy Analysis 2011, which was published recently by Smart Growth America and the National Complete Streets Coalition. The report gives a quantitative accounting of the growth of the Complete Streets movement in America, with communities across the country adopting 146 Complete Streets policies in 2011 alone (for a total of 350). 

The report also spotlights the best of these policies. "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."

"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."

Full Story: Complete Streets policies spreading quickly

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