In early October the National Complete Streets Coalition held their first ever National Walking Summit, where community leaders from around the country came together to share ideas on policies, design guidelines, advocacy techniques and other tools that support walking.
Take a look at this PowerPoint from the Summit, which highlights some of the basic reasons why we need more complete streets in White Flint and beyond! Some of our favorites include:
- 66% of Americans want more transportation options so they have the freedom to choose how to get where they need to go
- 73% currently feel they have no choice but to drive as much as they do
- 57% would like to spend less time in the car
- 17% of all trips are less than 1 mile…of these trips, 47% are driven
The streets of White Flint are poised to transform from auto-centric roads filled with fast (or conversely, traffic-jammed) cars to boulevards that welcome people traveling on foot, in wheelchairs, on bikes, in buses, and in cars. It’s going to take a lot of work to get there, but we’re up to the challenge! Consider joining us to help make our streets safer and easier to navigate for everyone.