Many have heard me talk about transit and traffic safety, basically transportation in general. Newton needs to take a proactive approach to handling our transporation issues, especially about how State level decisions will affect our city.
The Newton Board of Alderman just heard a presentation from the Transportation Advisory Group (TAG) regarding the concept of Complete Streets.
Two things struck me about the foundation of this concept:
- Local residents and "context" of the street are key to determining how to form the solution for the particular street.
- The goal is to address and improve ALL modes of movement that share a street: pedestrians, bicycles, cars and public safety vehicles. This requires getting all the stakeholders involved from the beginning.
I would love to hear your thoughts and experience with "Complete Streets". Are you familiar with communities already implementing them? Do you have concerns?