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From Planetizen: “The Best Complete Streets Policies of 2014”

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“In neighborhoods across the country, residents and community leaders increasingly expect more from transportation investments than roads designed for just cars and trucks. They are powering a national movement for Complete Streets. A Complete Streets approach integrates the needs of people and place in the planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of transportation networks. In doing so, streets become safer for people of all ages and abilities and better support overall public and economic health.
Complete Streets redefines what a transportation network looks like, which goals a transportation agency should meet, and how a community prioritizes transportation spending. A Complete Streets approach breaks down the traditional separation between planning and designing for driving, transit, walking, and bicycling. Instead, it aims for an integrated, comprehensive transportation system that supports safe travel for people of all ages and abilities, whether walking, bicycling, using public transportation, or driving.
Local Complete Streets efforts generally are the fruit of diverse alliances among advocates for older adults, public health agencies, transportation practitioners, bicycling and walking proponents, and many others. Policies may be adopted as part of public health campaigns to create safe, attractive environments for physical activity; as a way to address pressing safety concerns; or as part of a comprehensive economic development strategy.”

O trecho acima faz parte da introdução do documento “The Best Complete Streets Policies of 2014”, divulgado esta semana pela Smart Growth America. É uma organização sem fins lucrativos, não-partidária, que reúne diversas entidades de interesse público e de transporte profissionais, comprometidos com o desenvolvimento e implementação de políticas e práticas especificamente voltadas para as ruas.

Como o nome já antecipa, o documento lista os locais dos Estados Unidos onde podem ser encontrados as melhores políticas de uso das ruas, dentro de critérios definidos – e descritos no relatório.

Essas informações são descritas com mais detalhes no site Planetizen (http://www.planetizen.com), onde também pode ser encontrado o artigo “Celebrating the Best Complete Streets Policies of 2014” (http://www.planetizen.com/node/73723/celebrating-best-complete-streets-policies-2014). Nesse mesmo artigo pode ser encontrado e baixado o PDF com o relatório de 2014 da Smart Growth America, cujo trecho inicial abre este texto.

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