Originally published in The Times of Trenton on NJ.com
In 2012, nearly 130 communities across the United States adopted Complete Streets policies, and Trenton’s was one of the best. Complete Streets policies help make sure everyone — regardless of age, ability, income or ethnicity, and no matter how they travel — can get around safely and conveniently. In many places that means changing how roads and sidewalks are designed and built to be “complete” streets.
According to the National Complete Streets Coalition, a Washington-based organization dedicated to Complete Streets advocacy, No. 8 on the list of Top 10 policies for 2012 was Trenton’s resolution of last March. Complete streets are particularly important in Trenton, where 30 percent of households do not have access to an automobile, according to the Census Bureau. More than a year after approving a strong policy, Trenton struggles to fully realize the potential on our streets.
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