Partnership for Active Communities
“Complete Streets” Communications Plan
A working document as of Dec 20, 2006
In January 2007 the Partnership for Active Communities in Sacramento, California, kicked off its campaign to build a coalition of 1,000 individuals and organizations in support of Complete Streets.
The Coalition’s Communications Plan, presented here, outlines a course of action to create a groundswell of popular support for Complete Streets and to gain Complete Streets transportation policies and procedures to cover both new and existing streets in all Sacramento County jurisdictions.
For more information on the Complete Streets Coalition of Sacramento, go to: www.sacactive.org.
I. Complete Streets Vision
Streets are safe for all users at all times throughout Sacramento cities and County
II. Opportunities and challenges
There is a growing public desire for walkable, bikable communities. Increasingly, local and regional agencies are working in support of the goal of “Smart Growth” development that encourages walking, bicycling, transit use by all users – children, seniors, disabled.
Sacramento Area Council of Governments is committed to a “Blueprint” transportation plan that supports increased mixed use, higher density land use to reduce traffic congestion & air quality and save open space
Sacramento County’s Transportation Funding “Measure A” includes the requirement that all transportation projects funded with Measure A funds provide “routine accommodation” for all modes including pedestrians and cyclists.
The Sacramento Transportation Air Quality Collaborative adopted a “Best Practices -- Complete Streets” Guidance document for use by the cities and County of Sacramento – see http://www.sactaqc.org/agreements.htm
Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District, actively promotes walkable, bikeable communities to reduce air pollution
City of Sacramento, adopted Pedestrian-Friendly Street Standards, Smart Growth...