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Mayor Gimenez to build Complete Streets demonstration project after county-wide civic leaders forum with transportation innovator Gabe Klein

MIAMI (January 19, 2016)

On the heels of the Safer Streets Forum with 75 elected officials and key transportation leaders, Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez announced the County would build a Complete Streets demonstration project to highlight the benefits of designing streets for all modes of transportation and all users.

“Forward looking communities are those that plan for everyone, whether you are getting around on two feet, two wheels or more wheels,” said Mayor Gimenez. “To enhance walking and biking opportunities in Miami-Dade, I am committed to implementing a Complete Streets demonstration project this year. From this effort, I am confident we will learn how to move more people through our streets and increase mobility for all.”

In an effort to tackle the critical problem of bicyclist and pedestrian safety in Miami-Dade, public officials gathered last week at University of Miami Medical School for a presentation and panel discussion led by Gabe Klein, author of Start-Up City and former transportation director for both Chicago and Washington, D.C.  Klein’s visit was underwritten by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and The Miami Foundation and coordinated with the Miami-Dade Local Action Team for Safer People, Safer Streets (LAT).

Read the full annoucement at: http://www.miamidade.gov/releases/2016-01-19-safer-streets-forum-post-press.asp?utm_source=media&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=release-distribution&utm_term=parks-recreation-open-spaces

Jan. 19 – APHA Webinar: Creating Walkable Communities: a Health in All Policies Approach

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The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities demonstrates the importance of increasing physical activity and preventing chronic disease through walking and creating walkable communities. This webinar will focus on the second goal of the call to action — Design Communities that Make It Safe and Easy to Walk for People of All Ages and Abilities — and will show how state and local communities are working across sectors to design walkable communities for all. Register now!

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