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Complete Streets Policy Adopted in City of Longwood

CompleteStreet2As part of its commitment to provide safe transportation options for all users, the City of Longwood adopted a Complete Streets policy last month.

It joins more than 720 agencies nationwide in the effort to integrate people and place into planning and designing of transportation networks and comes after the city accepted U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx’s Mayors’ Challenge for Safer People and Safer Streets in March.

A Complete Street is one planned, designed and maintained to comfortably accommodate pedestrians, cyclists, transit riders, and motorists of all ages and ability levels. And they feature elements such as sidewalks, bicycle lanes, full-featured transit stops, and pedestrian- and bicycle-oriented traffic signals, medians, pedestrian crossing islands, curb extensions and more.

As part of Longwood’s Complete Street Policy, the city will integrate Complete Streets design principles, review and improve development design guidelines and report annually to the City Commission on the progress.

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