"Complete Streets In A Box" Toolkit
SWEAC, in collaboration with the Tri-State Transportation Campaign has created a "Complete Streets In A Box" toolkit to support the adoption of Complete Streets Policies by Westchester municipalities. In February 2012, New York State's new Complete Streets Law went into effect and now all transportation projects that receive state and federal funding must consider using complete streets design features. In Westchester, it is important that local communities follow suit, and consider adopting local policies that encourage a full Complete Streets network in our region.
Why do Complete Streets matter? Complete Streets are safe, comfortable, and convenient for travel for everyone, regardless of age or ability—motorists, pedestrians, bicyclists, and public transportation riders. With simple changes to the way we view and design our roads, we can make sure that everyone is safer, no matter where they're going or how they're getting there.