Senate Bill Seeks to Make Streets Safer & Encourage Healthier Living

June 3, 2011
AASTHO Journal

A dozen senators introduced legislation last week to make roads safer for Americans to walk or bike to their destinations.

The Complete Streets Act of 2011 (S 1056) would promote the design of streets that are safe for all who use them -- including motorists, bus riders, pedestrians, bicyclists, and people with disabilities. The bill encourages federal, state, and regional agencies that receive federal transportation funding to fully consider incorporating pedestrian and bicycle safety measures when roads are built or modernized, according to a statement released by Sen. Tom Carper, D-Delaware, one of the sponsors.


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