Complete Streets bill hearing this week

If you haven’t heard of the Complete Streets concept, it’s basically a movement to make streets safe and accessible for all users, not just cars. Since streets once served more than just auto traffic, the concept is not at all new. In fact, most places that people think of as good places to be have most of the Complete Street elements.

Now that you’ve been primed, the movement is hitting home as a Complete Streets bill will be heard this week in the Missouri Legislature (it’s the second time, see here for a recap).

Why are we covering this? It’s quite simple: Complete Streets make good Transit Streets, whether for buses or light rail, and most of Kansas City’s streets and beloved boulevards are downright hostile to anything but fast-moving traffic.

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