Complete Streets Bill Passes in the House
The Vermont House of Representatives has passed a bill aimed at improving the way Vermont looks at its transportation system. Supported by Smart Growth Vermont, the Complete Streets legislation would ensure that all residents are taken into account in all the phases of state or local infrastructure projects. The bill has been championed in particular by AARP Vermont, which is specifically interested in improving pedestrian and non-automobile infrastructure to “make Vermont walkable for all generations.”
As part of the initiative, studies have been conducted in several Vermont cities including Burlington, Rutland, and Brattleboro. These studies have taken note of areas in the state’s transportation system that might need improvement to accommodate pedestrians, bikers, and drivers of all ages. Supporters are hopeful that the bill will make it to the Senate before the end of the legislative session. Read the full article here.