Concord adopts Complete Streets policy, to improve driver, pedestrian and cyclist safety (Wicked Local Concord 7/31/18)
The Concord Select Board voted to approve the adoption of the Complete Streets policy Monday, July 30, in hopes of making Concord’s roads safer for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians.
The Complete Streets Funding Program is a Massachusetts Department of Transportation initiative that provides technical assistance and construction funding for infrastructure projects in the commonwealth.
According to the department’s website, “a complete street is one that provides safe and accessible options for all travel modes -- walking, biking, transit and vehicles -- for people of all ages and abilities.”
This can mean anything from widening sidewalks for people using wheelchairs, adding bike lanes to roads or changing traffic light configurations in areas to discourage jaywalking.
“The program will allow Concord to not only to create a prioritization plan but also be eligible for $400,000 annually,” Department of Public Works Director Richard Reine said. (read more)
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