Monday, December 7, 2015

Scenes from Carthage: a Missouri Livable Streets Training

Livable and Complete Streets advocates have long known that policy and planning changes can go hand-in-hand to create vibrant, safe streets and neighborhoods. But do you know what happens during a training? Hear from local transportation planners and engineers at a training in Carthage, Missouri. Co-hosted by the Harry S Truman Coordinating Council, Trailnet and Missouri Livable Streets, participants not only learned about the benefits of active design but took to the streets themselves to see what's working and what's not. Watch video>>>

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Springfield passes Complete Streets Policy

From Mo Livable Streets website:

Congratulations, Springfield! In late December, the City Council of Springfield voted unanimously to adopt a Complete Streets policy. Community leaders and residents of Springfield has been working for many years to create safe roadways for all users, whether on foot, bicycle, bus or car. These efforts have included Springfield’s Field Guide 2030, a strategic plan that outlines the direction the community will take in order to meet the demands of the 21st century, including making streets and neighborhoods more vibrant and accessible for all users.

Springfield now adds their Complete Streets policy to ensure:

“Every public street, walkway, and greenways trail right‐of‐way in Springfield should be planned, designed, constructed, maintained and operated to the fullest extent feasible to provide a transportation system such that all users will have transportation options to safely and conveniently travel to their destinations.”

Read the policy