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Complete Streets Legislation Passes, but What is it?

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Streetsblog LA reports that the state legislature passed AB 1358, The Complete Streets Act, last week. It's a pretty important bill to help make (or force) cities to become more livable.

As Streetsblog notes, it didn't get much press, but the Sacramento Bee briefly covered it:

Pedestrian safety: Assembly Bill 1358 would require cities and counties to accommodate all users – including bicyclists, pedestrians and transit passengers – when building new streets and highways. This "complete streets" bill by Assemblyman Mark Leno of San Francisco would encourage the building of more sidewalks and bike lanes statewide. It dovetails with the governor's efforts to fight obesity and reduce greenhouse pollution.
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Los Angeles is pretty built out already. It's not going to change the sidewalks that randomly end in the Valley or make Wilshire Blvd. all of the sudden a cyclists heaven, but the passing of this demonstrates a changing mentality about city planning in the state.

Photo by www.pedbikeimages.org/Dan Burden