2014 is the second year of the “Complete Streets” program, which is a part of the larger “We Choose Health” campaign being promoted by the federal government through Madison County.  While the county health department is heavily involved in the project, the Madison County Sustainability Director is also pushing the cause to encourage cities to consider changes in ordinances to allow for the possibility of more bike and walking paths, and more connectivity.

Leah Dettmers says they would like to eventually see more consideration given to sidewalks, bike and walking paths.

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Objectives of Complete Streets planning will focus on educating local elected officials, planners, and engineers to build road networks that are safer, more livable and welcoming to everyone. This training will ensure that communities consistently design and operate the entire roadway with all users in mind, regardless of transportation type, age or ability.

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