Today, the Cook County Board of Commissioners approved a new Complete Streets ordinance.
According to the National Complete Streets Coalition, this ordinance is one of the strongest county policies in the country. The policy demonstrates a commitment to change while continuing the county's legacy of multi-modal transportation planning, construction and facility operation.
Not only is the policy exemplary, but the process was inclusive by engaging staff at all levels, elected officials and other stakeholders. The process is a model for other jurisdictions seeking Complete Streets policies. Cook County joins more than 300 jurisdictions in the nation that have advanced Complete Streets.
Active Transportation Alliance thanks Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, and Cook County departments of highways and public health for their strong support of the policy.
Thanks also to the National Complete Streets Coalition for its assistance and Cook County Commissioner Larry Suffredin for sponsoring the ordinance.