A few weeks ago on this blog, Felipe pointed out how incomplete streets are more than just an inconvenience for some people. For people like Lance, who rely on active transportation for exercise or just simple mobility, designing and maintaining our roads and sidewalks to accommodate everyone is the difference between being able to get to where you need to go – or not.
The U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary recently profiled the new Senior Advisor for Accessible Transportation, Richard Devylder, in his blog. Mr. Devylder is an impressive guy, someone who understand first hand why curb cuts and complete streets are critical to equal access to our transit systems. He talks about it in a number of videos on the Fast Lane blog. Meet Richard, listen to his story and reconsider what makes livable streets fundamental to a fair and just society.
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