Can Texas become a walkable place with its vast distances and open expanses of land?
Yet several Texas Metros cities have been taking big steps toward making their neighborhoods more walkable and age-friendly, and much of the Texas coast has always been walkable.
The downtown (or fishing village) areas of the Texas coast are by default walkable with their small-mixed use charm built over the past 50 years. Places like Port Bolivar, Port Aransas, South Padre Island and Port Isabel.
Several of the mighty Metros in Texas are also jumping onto the walkable-village bandwagon with Complete Streets policy.
- Complete Streets is a transportation planning policy that directs community leaders to consider the needs of all users — drivers as well as pedestrians, bicyclists, public transit users and people with disabilities — when creating or repairing roads.
- The goal is to establish walkable neighborhoods that have sidewalks, crosswalks, benches, shade trees, proper lighting and more.
San Antonio, El Paso and Dallas are among the more than 300 local jurisdictions in the U.S. that are also committed to Complete Streets policies.
Benefits of Complete Streets
- Complete Streets improve safety
- Complete streets encourage walking & bicycling for health
- Complete Streets can lower transportation costs for families
- Complete Streets foster strong communities
Download the complete streets brochure at cs-brochure-features.pdf
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