Complete Streets Promoted
AARP Vermont has taken the lead on developing a bill that promotes “Complete Streets” a policy to ensure that our roadways are designed and operated in a way that works for users of all ages and abilities – pedestrians, bicyclist, motorists and transit riders. This is a policy that Smart Growth Vermont endorses as one tool to ensure that Vermonters have alternative methods of transportation. This is particularly important to those that are not able to drive. Hawaii, Connecticut and Maine have already passed similar legislation that asks communities to consider planning and designing upgraded and new roads so that all uses are considered up front before pavement is laid. Representative Masland is championing the bill which should have a bill number later next week. Find more information here.