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Research Outlines 5 Reasons to Build Complete Streets
« on: May 25, 2015, 03:00:03 AM »
Research Outlines 5 Reasons to Build Complete Streets



Smart Growth America makes a case for why cities like Jacksonville should continuing in investing in Complete Streets.

Read More: http://www.metrojacksonville.com/article/2015-may-research-outlines-5-reasons-to-build-complete-streets

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Re: Research Outlines 5 Reasons to Build Complete Streets
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2015, 10:04:02 AM »
Does it matter if the cars on a "complete street" are self-driving or not?
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Re: Research Outlines 5 Reasons to Build Complete Streets
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2015, 03:31:51 PM »
The article would have more impact if it explained the "Complete Street" concept.  For those that are wondering here is some information for Smart Growth America.

http://www.smartgrowthamerica.org/complete-streets/complete-streets-fundamentals/complete-streets-faq

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Re: Research Outlines 5 Reasons to Build Complete Streets
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2017, 11:38:43 AM »
There was a recent article in the Times Union regarding "road diets."  Several aspects of the "road diet" conversation seem to relate to the "complete streets" framework.  At one point, Lori Boyer expressed urgency in Jax's adoption of a county-wide "complete streets" initiative.  Having just returned from Munich, Germany and Boston, MA visits, where I saw "complete streets" in full effect throughout their metro areas (and not just localized in the business districts and their immediate surroundings), I would argue that a better approach to road design can stimulate developments that create the kinds of living environments in growing demand among millennials.  These are living environments that are walkable and mixed-use, place less reliance on a car for every kind of mobility, and where structures are designed to connect with people and not just their cars.