Yesterday, Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL) signed on as a co-sponsor to S. 584, the national Complete Streets bill. This legislation will require all states to implement Complete Streets practices for all federally-funded road projects.
In 2007, Illinois enacted a state-level Complete Streets policy. This law has not yet been implemented. It also does not cover all federally-funded projects. The new federal law, when passed, will ensure that we have comprehensive Complete Streets policies in Illinois.
Senator Durbin recognized the work of Active Transportation Alliance on Complete Streets including our recent media work surrounding pedestrian safety. Please visit www.durbin.senate.gov and send him a thank you message.