If you are a Hoover resident, please sign my petition to urge the City of Hoover to adopt a complete streets ordinance for the city as included in the 2035 Transportation Plan adopted by the Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham.
The streets of Hoover are an important part of the livability of our community. They ought to be for everyone, whether young or old, motorist or bicyclist, walker or wheelchair user, bus rider or shopkeeper. But too many of our streets are designed only for speeding cars, or worse, creeping traffic jams.Instituting a complete streets policy ensures that transportation planners and engineers consistently design and operate the entire roadway with all users in mind – including bicyclists, public transportation vehicles and riders, and pedestrians of all ages and abilities.
Complete streets reduce traffic volumes and air pollution, combat rising obesity, provide safe routes to school for our children and recreational opportunities for us all. All of this contributes to the quality of life and and increases the real estate values of a community.