We are excited to announce that on January 9, a complete streets policy passed the Birmingham City Council Transportation Committee and now heads to the full council for a vote.
If you're unfamiliar with the term, “complete streets” describes roads that allow safe and convenient travel for everyone who uses them and for all modes of transportation. These streets have street crossings, accessible sidewalks, and bicycle lanes that make it easy to walk to shops, bike to work, or cross the street to and from a bus stop.
By passing a complete streets policy in Birmingham, we can create a safe transportation network for everyone by requiring that every future road construction and reconstruction project makes a street safe and comfortable for all users—kids, families, older adults, or people with disabilities—whether they are walking, pushing a stroller, using a wheelchair, riding a bike, driving a car, or taking public transportation.
Over the coming weeks, we'll need You're the Cure advocates in Birmingham to help get complete streets passed. Stay tuned for details!