With the recent release of the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) Complete Streets Report our state has reached a major milestone in the implementation of the seminal Complete Streets Law. The report outlines what NYSDOT has done thus far to implement the 2011 law, including some implementation guidance and best practices. NYSDOT will continue to seek ideas from the public and interested groups about best practices for Complete Streets, as the law requires. The report was publicly released just a few days ago, so stay tuned as PTNY will provide a more in-depth analysis of the report’s content in the coming weeks.
Effective implementation of the Complete Streets Law, which requires consideration of the safety and mobility of all users in transportation projects, has been a primary goal of PTNY’s advocacy efforts with New Yorkers for Active Transportation (NY4AT). PTNY joined other statewide stakeholders groups in meeting with NYSDOT officials to learn more about the Department’s ongoing efforts to implement New York’s Complete Streets law in October, 2013 and provided written comments to NYSDOT regarding Complete Streets in New York State. We are very pleased to see NYSDOT making progress on this front!
Download the report here: Complete Streets Final Report_NYSDOT