Thursday, February 24, 2011

A Blog is Born: Missouri Livable Streets

There is a lot of livable streets activity happening lately in Missouri communities. Eleven Missouri cities have livable streets policies. Our House of Representatives is considering a Complete Streets bill. Several organizations - including Missouri Livable Streets - are spreading the message to local governments and advocacy groups.

What is a livable street? Simply put, a livable street is any transportation facility that provides access to safe, physical activity for all residents regardless of age or ability. Livable streets are context-specific, that is, different street segments call for different elements. These elements can include sidewalks, bicycle facilities, crosswalks, mid-block crossings, countdown timers, pedestrian sanctuaries, street trees and transit.

Missouri Livable Streets is a grant funded project of University of Missouri Extension, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and the Missouri Council on Physical Activity and Nutrition. Funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), Missouri Livable Streets is dedicated to helping all communities improve their quality of life by investing in their streets, roadways and sidewalks.

For more information see our website and 'Like' us on Facebook.

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