For many years NYBC championed the passage of a statewide Complete Streets Law. NYBC was in the trenches throughout 2011- persuading legislators to support the bill, negotiating with those concerned about the bill and mobilizing advocates across the state to speak up for the rights of bicyclists to safe and comfortable access to our roadways. The Law was signed by the Governor in August and becomes effective in February 2012.
Complete Streets Advocacy Resources (from the National Complete Streets Coalition)
- Complete Streets Fundamentals
- Complete Streets Policy Analysis
- Complete Streets Policy Atlas
- Complete Streets Fact Sheets
- Complete Streets Resources
NYBC is committed to supporting widespread and robust implementation of local and statewide Complete Streets policies. NYBC has developed the Bicycle Advocate’s Toolkit that provides local bicyclists with the knowledge and tools they need to promote complete streets in their community. Please share your stories of success and challenge with us and with other bicyclists around the state.
The National Complete Streets Coalition is a nation-wide effort to complete America’s streets. That includes completing streets to allow safety and use for all citizens, no matter their age, sex, disability and most central their transportation mode choice. The coalition works to promote and educate communities across the United States to push their planners and engineers to design streets to be more applicable for uses other than the automobile – which has dominated the street for now over 100 years. NYBC recognizes the coalition’s efforts, and urge people in communities across New York State to push for complete street implementation.