Miami Valley a Leader in Promoting Safe, Smart Transportation Policy

I’m proud to live and work in an area of the country that supports policies that make streets safer and more open to everyone, regardless of age, ability or mode of travel.

Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission (MVRPC)’s Complete Street policy has just been recognized as one of the nation’s leading examples of safe, smart transportation policy, according to a new nationwide analysis conducted by the National Complete Streets Coalition. “More than 350 communities now have Complete Streets policies on their books, with 146 of those policies being in adopted in 2011 alone,” says National Complete Streets Coalition Director Roger Millar.

As the designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), MVRPC is responsible for transportation planning in Greene, Miami and Montgomery Counties and parts of northern Warren County in Ohio.

“Ours is the highest scoring MPO policy in the country, and I think that says a lot about our commitment to making our regional transportation system more user-friendly,” stated Don Spang, MVRPC’s Executive Director.

Recently, LJB had the opportunity to work with MVRPC by training member communities on best practices to implement their policy. By providing education and outreach to government officials, the workshop challenged attendees to think about how to design and redesign roads so that all users are able to safely and conveniently reach their destination along and across a street, regardless of their chosen mode of transportation.

Click here to read more about this prestegious distinction.

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