Transportation choices are a crucial issue facing our communities today. The cost of automobile travel is growing, public health discussions are becoming increasingly urgent, and more people associate safer streets with a higher quality of life.
These issues are triggering a demand for more affordable, healthier travel options such as walking, biking, and transit. But many roadways lack basic facilities to support safe, active transportation.
Complete Streets are designed to make it easier for people to get around by all modes of transportation, providing more choices for people who want them and better safety for those who don’t have a choice (e.g., the older adults, the people with disabilities, and the poor).
Communities for Complete Streets is a growing movement of citizen-advocates in Chicagoland's suburban communities speaking out and working with local officials to make all roads Complete Streets. We do this because Complete Streets:
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