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MORPC Announces New Complete Streets Policy

Greater Ohio Policy Center congratulates the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission who last week approved a Complete Streets Policy requiring that every roadway project that receives MORPC-attributable federal funding provide accommodations for motorists, bicyclists, pedestrians, transit users, and other users of all ages and abilities on the same road.  With this announcement, MORPC becomes the largest MPO in the country to adopt this comprehensive complete streets approach to its projects. MORPC’s announcement follows up on a national movement by the National Complete Streets Coalition, which urges transportation agencies to change their orientation toward building primarily for cars but rather urges transportation planners and engineers to consistently design and operate the entire roadway with all users in mind - including bicyclists, public transportation vehicles and riders, and pedestrians of all ages and abilities.

Greater Ohio urges other MPOs across Ohio to look at MORPC’s innovative policy and consider adopting comprehensive Complete Streets policies to ensure the transportation needs of all Ohioans are being met.