Complete Streets Legislation Proposed
In partnership with AARP Vermont, we are advocating for a new bill that proposes to 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. H.198 has strong statewide and multi-partisan sponsorship. Secretary of Transportation Brian Searles recently announced his Agency supports the bill, which is a change of policy for the Agency that should help the bill gain momentum in the Legislature. The Vermont League of Cities and Towns is likely to support a compromise version of the bill now, too, which is important.
The action on this item is still in the House Transportation Committee. We are urging them to act on the bill soon.