More on complete streets... yes... we must live with the trucks and traffic... however the design and plan can...

More on complete streets... yes... we must live with the trucks and traffic... however the design and plan can...

Fortunately for those of us weary of pitting flesh and reflex against the vagaries of the mini-van, and for those of us who choose to drive rather than shepherd our kids along a narrow sidewalk beside four lanes of traffic, a nationwide push for sustainable streets is transforming transportation planning on a scale not seen since the private automobile invaded the streets more than 50 years ago. “People have realized that what we have now is not working,” says Stefanie Seskin, policy manager with the National Complete Streets Coalition, an organization whose membership list forms a directory of public realm design, policy, and advocacy groups at local, regional, and national levels. “It’s not working in large communities, and it’s not working in small communities. We need more options, and building complete streets is one of the best ways to ensure that people have options.”

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