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Our Communities Need Healthy Transportation Options

by Allyson P. on Monday, July 15, 2013

Within the communities where we live and work we need active transportation as part of our infrastructure to encourage residents to lead more active, healthier lifestyles. “Complete streets” are streets designed to allow for more trips to be taken via active transportation such as walking and cycling.

We believe that if we create a program that encourages cities and towns across Massachusetts to include appropriate complete streets design elements in locally funded road projects. By providing additional accommodations for active transportation, we can triple the number of walking, cycling, and public transportation trips while simultaneously addressing public health goals related to increased activity. Does your community promote active living? Would you like to be able to walk, bike or take public transit to your work or where you shop?

 

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