Complete Streets meets transportation vision
Columbus Local News wrote Complete Streets meets leaders’ transportation vision
By EILEEN RYAN
Published: Tuesday, August 5, 2008
“Complete Streets” aren’t just roads where construction crews have removed their orange barrels and road blocks. It’s the name of a set of principles that cities across the country — now including Columbus — will follow to make sure residents can get where they need to go, no matter how they get there.
They aim to allow pedestrians, cyclists, drivers and bus riders of all ages and physical abilities to use streets and sidewalks safely and efficiently. “Balanced transportation means a sustainable city,” said Maryellen O’Shaughnessy, chairwoman of Columbus City Council’s transportation committee. Council voted to express support of Complete Streets Principles at its July 28 meeting.