Praise To TDOT For Endorsing Urban Street Design Guide

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The Safe Routes to School National Partnership Tennessee Network congratulates the Tennessee Department of Transportation for being the first southern state to endorse the National Association of City Transportation Officials Urban Street Design Guide. TDOT joins the Tennessee cities of Chattanooga and Memphis in endorsing the guide, which helps design and plan for safe transportation options for all users; helping to create great Tennessee cities with vibrant public spaces that fit the needs and character of existing communities. 

The Safe Routes to School National Partnership promotes safe walking and bicycling to and from school, and in daily life, to improve the health and well-being of America's students and to foster the creation of livable, sustainable communities. TDOT’s leadership in endorsing NACTO’s guide will help Tennesseans of all ages to travel safely, whether it is on foot, bicycle, bus or car.  We encourage other cities to endorse this guide as it supports the creation of complete streets that safely allow for physical activity, help to support the local economy and create more great Tennessee places.

Christy Smith
TN Advocacy Organizer
Safe Routes to School National Partnership

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