Barbara McCann has spent much of the past two decades working to encourage communities to recognize that streets should be safe for people of all ages and abilities, whether they are walking, driving, bicycling, or taking the bus. At last she’s sharing her own experiences and wisdom:
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.
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.
And note the cover features Hornby!
Richard – good catch. Yes, everything a “complete” street should have – trees, wide sidewalks, bike track, cars, … except for active and interesting edges. Most pedestrians still prefer the other side of the street.