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Complete Streets Are Safer Streets

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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AARP Walk Audit Tool Kit

Here's how to assess the walkability and safety of the roadways in your community — and use the results to advocate for change

Transit-Oriented Development

Getting around without a car is possible when housing, work and transportation needs are planned and placed together

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We have content lists about Transportation, WalkabilityComplete Streets, Bicycling and more

How to Get a Pedestrian Island and Crosswalk Installed

Smart planning put shopping within walking distance of homes. Poor planning separated the areas by four lanes of fast-moving traffic

10 Ways Bicycle-Friendly Streets Benefit People Who Don't Ride Bicycles

Bike lanes reduce the frequency of crashes, calms traffic and makes streets less chaotic for everyone

How to Host a Ciclovia

When roads are closed to cars and trucks, people can safely walk, bicycle and even dance in the streets

Living a Car-Free Life

People of all ages are driving less — and enjoying life in the not-so-fast lane

AARP Livability Fact Sheets

The subjects include parking, sidewalks, traffic calming, bicycling and even street trees