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By Barbara McCann

Across the rustic, groups are embracing a brand new and more secure technique to construct streets for everyone—even as they try to alter a long time of ideas, perform, and politics that prioritize autos. they've got chanced on that altering the layout of a unmarried road isn't really adequate: they need to upend the way in which transportation companies function. Completing Our Streets starts with the tale of ways the total streets circulate united bicycle riders, transportation practitioners and companies, public overall healthiness leaders, older american citizens, and shrewdpermanent development advocates to dramatically re-frame the dialogue of transportation defense. subsequent, it explores why the transportation box has been so immune to change—and how the flow 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 circulate isn't approximately highway layout. as a substitute, practitioners and activists have replaced the best way initiatives are equipped through targeting 3 ideas: reframe the dialog; construct a vast base of political aid; and supply a transparent route to a multi-modal approach. McCann stocks tales of practitioners in towns and cities from Charlotte, North Carolina to Colorado Springs, Colorado who've embraced those suggestions to essentially swap the best way transportation initiatives are selected, deliberate, and built.

the total streets circulation relies round an easy inspiration: streets may be secure for individuals of every age and skills, whether or not they are strolling, using, bicycling, or taking the bus. Completing Our Streets offers practitioners and activists the recommendations, instruments, and idea had to translate this concept into actual and lasting switch of their communities.

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