Complete Streets Hearing
Thursday, Dec 15, 2011
City Council General Meeting
City Hall, 1300 Perdido St, New Orleans
Thurs, Dec 15 at 2:00pm
Why? In order to include additional language that will make the ordinance stronger the bill will not be ready by tomorrow.
Show of force
This is our number one policy issue in 2011. In just 8 short months, we’ve brought the heat with our partners at the Sustainable Transportation Advisory Committee (STAC) and quickly got a resolution passed 6-0 at City Council in July. This ordinance is where the rubber-meets-the-road and your attendance will help ensure it’s passage.
RSVP that you can make it so we can get a head count and coordinate ahead of time
Complete Streets are streets for everyone. They are designed & operated to enable safe access for all users. Pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists, & public transportation users of all ages & abilities are able to safely move along & across a complete street.
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What are Complete Streets?
Complete Streets make it easy to cross the street, walk to shops, & bicycle to work. They allow buses to run on time & make it safe for people to walk to & from train stations.
Creating complete streets means transportation agencies change their approach to community roads. By adopting a Complete Streets policy, communities direct their transportation planners & engineers to routinely design & operate the entire right of way to enable safe access for all users, regardless of age, ability, or mode of transportation.
This means that every transportation project will make the street network better & safer for drivers, transit users, pedestrians, & bicyclists – making your town a better place to live.
Come to the hearing to support a better quality of life for all New Orleanians.
This ordinance will create internal policies at the city that require engineers consider curb ramps, bike lanes, sidewalks and bus stops (to name a few) design treatments when they’re resurfacing or rebuilding our roads. It will take the good work that DPW has been doing installing bike lanes since Katrina and make sure they continue into the future. This ordinance is a commitment of our city to make a better city for all of us.
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