"Complete Streets" Proposal Moves to City-County Council
The Public Works Committee of the City-County Council has approved a "Complete Streets" proposal.
The proposal would make it so planners and designers come up with projects to build or reconstruct roads that have all users in mind. City-County Councillor John Barth says that includes not just cars, but bicycles, public transportation, pedestrians and people with mobility impairments.
Similar proposals have been adopted in over 350 cities nationwide including Bloomington, Evansville and Columbus. Paul Chase, Public Policy Director for AARP Indiana and member of the Complete Streets campaign, says other cities like Fort Wayne, South Bend and Lafayette are in the process of adopting complete streets policies.
The proposal was unanimously approved by the Public Works Committee and now moves to the full City-County Council for consideration.