MAKE THE CONNECTIONS! & work with the City to apply Complete Streets policies

MAKE THE CONNECTIONS! and work with the City to apply Complete Streets policies Complete Streets are designed and operated to enable safe access for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and transit riders of all ages and abilities. Complete Streets make it easy to cross the street, walk to shops, and bicycle to work. They allow buses to run on time and make it safe for people to walk to and from transit stations. Compared to the incomplete street, the complete street: (1) has more shade; (2) is more secure to walk on; (3) has more interesting things to see; and (4) is easier to cross. Complete Streets policies mean that every transportation project makes the street network better and safer for drivers, transit users, pedestrians, and bicyclists. Making the areas around the transportation investments improves the quality of life around the project, but most importantly is key to achieving the expected potential of the multi-million dollar station investment. The station is already being planned with “insufficient” parking, so it’s an imperative that improvements for pedestrian access are a key design element. The non-car dealer businesses in the area are limited by parking. Right now there are no safe walking routes from the station site to the closest businesses or residential. The changes required to make the transit station investment achieve it’s potential will allow people to safely walk to local businesses without needing more parking. The transit station design connections must take the lead in creating new paths for pedestrians to begin to overcome the car-centric design of the existing conditions.

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