Yesterday, Aug. 16th, the Governor signed into law the Complete Streets bill “which requires state and local transportation agencies to explore designs that will make streets and roadways more accessible to pedestrians, motorists and cyclists. The law affects any project that receives both federal and state funds, making it subject to oversight by the state Department of Transportation.”
I am calling this one a win, or at least a step in the right direction. Although this legislation does not force anyone to do much of anything it does make it so that project managers have to at least consider the option when thinking about new projects. What does this mean for you? Not much of anything. What does it mean for the next generation? It means that they have a chance to grow up with roads that are not only geared towards cars. Where it is safe to walk and bike wherever you please.