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In too many communities, it can be impossible to get around if you don't have a car. In too many communities, sidewalks are few and far between. For too many years, transportation policies have mostly served people using fast-moving vehicles rather than public transit, bicycles or their own two feet. But a street that's safe for a 70-year-old to cross to shop is safe for a 7-year-old walking to school. Complete, smartly planned streets and transportation options are great for people of all ages.
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Smart planning put shopping within walking distance of homes. Poor planning separated the areas by four lanes of fast-moving traffic
How to Get a Traffic Light Installed
Slideshow: Dangerously Incomplete Streets
11 Ways to Make Streets Safer for Pedestrians
Bicycle lanes reduce the frequency of crashes, calms traffic and makes streets less chaotic for everyone
Why Older Adults Should Give Up Their Cars
Bicycling & Walkability Benchmarking Report
Would an E-Bike Get You Pedaling?
11 Vision Zero Solutions
When roads are closed to cars and trucks, people can safely walk, bicycle and even dance in the streets
How Modern Roundabouts Make Streets Safer
People of all ages are driving less — and enjoying life in the not-so-fast lane
Do We Really Need So Much Parking?
How to Create Safer Drivers
The subjects include parking, sidewalks, traffic calming, bicycling and even street trees
Why Sideswalks are So Important
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