Ask Your Member of Congress to Help Complete America's Streets!
Make them safe for people of all ages and abilities—whether walking, biking, taking transit, or driving.
Millions of Americans are walking, bicycling, and catching the bus along roads that are are inadequate. Incomplete streets are dangerous for everyone, hinder healthy, active lifestyles, limit transportation choices, and lead to more hard earned money going to fill up the gas tank.
We know how to design roads that are safe for everyone and beneficial for our communities. Yet, in most places, this is only done for ‘special’ projects. This needs to change.
Complete streets are a cost-effective way to improve safety and accessibility for everyone using the road. Complete streets mean all users are considered at the outset of every transportation project, making walking, bicycling, and taking transit more attractive choices and encouraging active lifestyles that will reap benefits for a generation.
A federal complete streets policy will result in better roads around the country and better use of the billions of dollars invested every year in building and maintaining the transportation system. With the form below, write and tell your representative to support federal complete streets legislation: S. 584 introduced by Senator Harkin (IA) and H.R. 1443 introduced by Representative Matsui (CA). If your Senators and Representative have already signed on as cosponsors, you'll be given the opportunity to thank them for their leadership.
You can edit or personalize the text of the email on the next page, which will help strengthen your message. Feel to add a story of your own from your community. Talk about local streets that are unsafe or the local demand for walking, biking, and safe, convenient places to use public transportation.