• Title: Completing Our Streets: The Transition to Safe and Inclusive Transportation Networks
  • Author: Barbara McCann
  • ISBN: 9781610914307
  • Page: 344
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Completing Our Streets The Transition to Safe and Inclusive Transportation Networks Across the country communities are embracing a new and safer way to build streets for everyone even as they struggle to change decades of rules practice and politics that prioritize cars They have
    Across the country, communities are embracing a new and safer way to build streets for everyone even 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 ofAcross the country, communities are embracing a new and safer way to build streets for everyone even 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 change and 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.

    One Reply to “Completing Our Streets: The Transition to Safe and Inclusive Transportation Networks”

    1. More policy and advocacy based vs. sharing case studies and successful street typology, but full of references and resources. The book is best in framing discussions in a way others can understand.

    2. The complete streets movement arose twelve years ago to change the priorities of the transportation system. Complete streets strategies reframe the conversation about transportation, moving away from autocentric cities to a network that embraces all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, transit and drivers, as well as the young, old and disabled. This book suggests how communities can work through the transition, what they can do after they embrace their vision of complete streets while they [...]

    3. So your city has adopted a "Complete Streets" policy full of wonderful language about how streets should be for bicyclists and pedestrians as well as drivers.But how do you turn the policy's promises into reality? McCann's suggestions include:1. Creating committees that cut across departmental lines, so that one agency doesn't get "tunnel vision" and focus on its own traditional priorities to the exclusion of complete streets. Ideally, these committees should include citizen groups who favor the [...]

    4. A fantastic books that makes imparts some important lessons for planners. In order to create a template for Complete Streets for your community, you first need to understand your community and multiple levels. Complete Streets is a broad term and this book gives you an idea of the complexity of its implementation in multiple communities across the US. A must read for Urban Planners and biking enthusiasts.

    5. This book was a real eye-opener. The author has had tons of experience with the multitudinous groups and government agencies/departments that you have to get involved to make even the tiniest step forward toward safer streets and neighborhoods. She shares case studies on cities that have made good things happen and other cities that have made mistakes and foundered. The book is easy reading too. It's well organized, and the author has a nice, conversational writing style.

    6. a clear insight as well as a practical guidance to transform streets into more humane and livable parts of community. the book captured current problems regarding street constructions and political efforts to make the agenda work.

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