Complete Streets Legislation Enacted!
After years of struggling to make improvements in our state’s transportation policy, we’ve finally made progress. In partnership with AARP Vermont, Smart Growth Vermont promoted a bill that will modify Vermont’s transportation policy to require that the needs of all users of Vermont’s transportation system—including motorists, bicyclists, public transportation users, and pedestrians of all ages and abilities—be considered and accommodated in state and locally managed transportation projects.
The bill gained momentum after Secretary of Transportation, Brian Searles, announced his Agency supported the bill, which was a change in policy from previous years.
Governor Shumlin signed the bill yesterday in his ceremonial office!