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Author McCann, Barbara.

Title Completing our streets : the transition to safe and inclusive transportation networks / by Barbara McCann
Published Washington : Island Press, [2013]
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Contents Why we build incomplete streets -- How the complete streets movement succeeds -- Closing the gap between policy and practice -- Process over projects: changing how decisions are made -- Looking for every opportunity -- Practitioners as champions -- Answering a loaded question: how much do complete streets cost? -- The balancing act: setting priorities for different users -- Expanding complete streets
Summary Across the country, communities are embracing a new and safer way to build streets for everyoneeven as they struggle to change decades of rules, practice, and politics that prioritize cars. They have discovered that changing the design of a single street is not enough: they must upend the way transportation agencies operate. Completing Our Streets begins with the story of how the complete streets movement united bicycle riders, transportation practitioners and agencies, public health leaders, older Americans, and smart growth advocates to dramatically re-frame the discussion of transportation safety. Next, it explores why the transportation field has been so resistant to changeand how the movement has broken through to create a new multi-modal approach. In Completing Our Streets, Barbara McCann, founder of the National Complete Streets Coalition, explains that the movement is not about street design. Instead, practitioners and activists have changed the way projects are built by focusing on three strategies: reframe the conversation; build a broad base of political support; and provide a clear path to a multi-modal process. McCann shares stories of practitioners in cities and towns from Charlotte, North Carolina to Colorado Springs, Colorado who have embraced these strategies to fundamentally change the way transportation projects are chosen, planned, and built. The complete streets movement is based around a simple idea: streets should be safe for people of all ages and abilities, whether they are walking, driving, bicycling, or taking the bus. Completing Our Streets gives practitioners and activists the strategies, tools, and inspiration needed to translate this idea into real and lasting change in their communities
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Urban transportation policy -- United States -- Citizen participation.
Streets -- United States -- Planning.
Traffic safety -- United States -- Planning.
City planning -- United States -- Citizen participation.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1597264326
1610914325 (electronic bk.)
9781610914321 (electronic bk.)