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Smart Growth America: Fast Facts on the FAST Act

Smart Growth America’s January edition of its Complete Streets newsletter shed some fast facts on the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation, or FAST, Act. This federal transportation bill is the first to include Complete Streets language.

More than 700 local, regional and state agencies throughout the nation, including Orlando, have adopted a Complete Streets policy to make their communities more bikeable, walkable and livable for everyone. On Dec. 14, 2015, Orlando’s City Council approved the Winter 2016 Package of Growth Management Project Amendments, which pertains to Complete Streets.

The newsletter story is below. Click here to read the complete FAST Act.

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Smart Growth America – Complete Streets News January 2016

Get fast facts on the FAST Act — The FAST Act is the first federal transportation bill to ever include language on Complete Streets, but how exactly do these provisions help ensure the safety of all users? A new resource from the National Complete Streets Coalition provides an overview of Complete Streets in the FAST Act as well as useful resources for navigating federal funding sources. Download the FAST Act Fact Sheet to learn how federal Complete Streets legislation can offer better transportation options, improve public health, support retired Americans, advance economic development, reinvest in underserved communities, help kids get to school, and keep people safe while biking and walking.

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