U.S. Complete Streets Policy is going up for vote. Make PennDOT account for all users on federal roads!
Last year, the Safe Streets Act (HR 2468) was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives – and the bill is gaining momentum. Last week, the same bill (S 2004) was introduced in the Senate. The timing is critical because both the House and Senate are drafting transportation bills – and we need complete streets to be included!
We were so close to passing the bill in 2012, when the Senate approved a bill including complete streets – but it was stripped out by the House. With bi-partisan support in the House and growing support nationwide, now is the time to make it happen in 2014.
This is an enormous opportunity for us to change the course of federal transportation policy, and you can take part by sending one email – the form is even filled out!
If passed, the Safe Streets Act will require that PennDOT ensure the safety of all users of the transportation system, including pedestrians, bicyclists, transit users, children, older individuals, and individuals with disabilities, as they travel on and across federally funded streets and highways. Read the entire text of the bill here.