Smart Growth America | October 29, 2019
Article Link: Local Stakeholders Convene for Complete Streets
A a roundtable hosted by U.S. Representative Steve Cohen (TN-9) in Memphis, TN last week about creating safer streets was almost prescient. Unlike some members of Congress who are still victim blaming (ehm, Rep. John Garamendi [CA-3]), Rep. Cohen is leading on this issue and proposing legislative solutions like the Complete Streets Act of 2019. The meeting brought together stakeholders from the state, county, and local governments as well as dozens of local advocates from organizations like BLDG Memphis, AARP, the Memphis Area Association of Realtors, and Innovate Memphis.
Throughout all of the questions and comments over the course of the next few hours, a few themes emerged.
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