In this next part of our Earth Week series, we explore biking, carpooling, car sharing, and public transit in "Transportation - Advancing alternatives to driving alone." In this article, Susan Miller of Healthy Kids Healthy Communities Buffalo, encourages everyone to come to the free and open Complete Streets Summit Public Forum on Thursday, April 19.
According to the Complete Streets Coalition website, “Instituting a complete streets policy ensures that transportation planners and engineers consistently design and operate the entire roadway with all users in mind, including bicyclists, public transportation vehicles and riders, and pedestrians of all ages and abilities."
The Buffalo Complete Streets Summit Public Forum will be held TODAY at Ashbury Hall, April 19, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM.
Buffalo, Erie County and New York State have all recently adopted Complete Streets policies. The City of Buffalo is in the process of overhauling its land use plan and 60 year-old zoning ordinance. It is a pivotal time for Buffalo, and a great opportunity to move towards improving our roadways and the fabric of our communities for all users.