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By Barbara McCann

Across the rustic, groups are embracing a brand new and more secure option to construct streets for everyone—even as they fight to alter many years of principles, perform, and politics that prioritize automobiles. they've got found that altering the layout of a unmarried highway isn't adequate: they have to upend the best way transportation enterprises function. Completing Our Streets starts off with the tale of the way the total streets flow united bicycle riders, transportation practitioners and enterprises, public well-being leaders, older american citizens, and clever progress advocates to dramatically re-frame the dialogue of transportation safeguard. subsequent, it explores why the transportation box has been so immune to change—and how the stream has damaged via to create a brand new multi-modal approach.

In Completing Our Streets, Barbara McCann, founding father of the nationwide whole Streets Coalition, explains that the stream isn't really approximately highway layout. in its place, practitioners and activists have replaced the way in which tasks are outfitted by way of targeting 3 options: reframe the dialog; construct a huge base of political help; and supply a transparent route to a multi-modal technique. McCann stocks tales of practitioners in towns and cities from Charlotte, North Carolina to Colorado Springs, Colorado who've embraced those options to essentially switch the best way transportation tasks are selected, deliberate, and built.

The entire streets circulation is predicated round an easy concept: streets can be secure for individuals of every age and skills, whether or not they are jogging, riding, bicycling, or taking the bus. Completing Our Streets provides practitioners and activists the ideas, instruments, and idea had to translate this concept into genuine and lasting swap of their communities.

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