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City Council Asked to Commit to Safer Streets

Our Editorial in the Gazette today.

Streets should work for everyone -- not just cars and trucks.

At the January 19, 2021 City Council meeting, the City Council was asked to adopt a Complete Streets Resolution for new road construction and maintenance that takes into account all methods of transportation: cars and trucks, plus transit users, pedestrians, and bicyclists.

Sustainable Stillwater MN wants city planners to consider bicyclists and pedestrians of all ages and abilities because they are the most at risk for serious injury or death when involved in motor vehicle-related collisions. Quality of life, environmental health, and economic competitiveness are benefits of Complete Streets enjoyed by 15 other Minnesota cities that have a Complete Streets policy, Rick Heidick of Sustainable Stillwater explained.

Why not us too?