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Complete Streets: Making New York Walkable for All Generations
By Tammy Gordon, April 29, 2010 09:00 AM
AARP New York volunteers hit the streets last week to survey hundreds of intersections for walkers safety. They were joined by local partners, elected officials and the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) to raise awareness of dangerous intersections and promote so-called, "Complete Streets" planning that accounts for pedestrians of all generations.
Their efforts were a huge success! Together, 8,000 volunteers surveyed over 500 streets and intersections, were featured in more than 100 media stories, engaged 60 city and state legislators and worked with a myriad of community groups.
In Harlem, US Rep. Charlie Rangel showed up to cheer on the volunteers... and in Albany, the city announced it would incorporate Complete Streets into it's 2030 Vision Plan!
Would you like to assess your community's walkways? Download the free Create The Good "DIY (Do It Yourself) Sidewalks and Streets Survey Kit" and start letting your elected officials know that safe streets are important to you.
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