By Barbara McCann

Across the rustic, groups are embracing a brand new and more secure approach to construct streets for everyone—even as they fight to alter many years of principles, perform, and politics that prioritize autos. they've got found that altering the layout of a unmarried highway isn't adequate: they have to upend the way in which transportation businesses function. Completing Our Streets starts off with the tale of ways the whole streets circulation united bicycle riders, transportation practitioners and firms, public health and wellbeing leaders, older americans, and shrewdpermanent development advocates to dramatically re-frame the dialogue of transportation security. 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 entire Streets Coalition, explains that the move isn't approximately road layout. as an alternative, practitioners and activists have replaced the best way initiatives are outfitted via targeting 3 innovations: reframe the dialog; construct a large base of political help; and supply a transparent route to a multi-modal method. McCann stocks tales of practitioners in towns and cities from Charlotte, North Carolina to Colorado Springs, Colorado who've embraced those ideas to essentially switch the way in which transportation initiatives are selected, deliberate, and built.

The whole streets circulation is predicated round an easy suggestion: streets can 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 ideas, instruments, and idea had to translate this concept into genuine and lasting swap of their communities.

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