On Monday, November 21 City Council unanimously passed a Complete Streets ordinance requiring a “safe and accessible multi-modal transportation system that will promote enhanced mobility for all users regardless of mode of travel, including people of all ages and abilities.”
Now all city street and sidewalk development projects must consider all modes of transportation, like pedestrians, buses and cyclists, not solely cars. The onus for ensuring all perspectives are included now falls on the developers instead of the community. The policy includes these 5 improvement areas: experience, environment, economy, accessibility, and multi-modal efficiency. A citizen advisory group will be created to provide feedback on the development and direction of the Complete Streets policy. Once implemented widely throughout the city, more neighborhoods should have improved infrastructure allowing all people to safely move about.
Read the full article in NEXTPittsburgh here.