Show Your Support for Complete Streets

Complete Streets are designed to provide safe streets for all users of the state’s transportation system: pedestrians of all ages and abilities, bicyclists, disabled persons, public transportation vehicles and patrons, and those who travel in trucks, buses, and automobiles.

We need you to show your support for SB 133 to help Kentucky become a more walkable and bikeable community – allowing children and families to be more physically active and safer. We are asking organizations, neighborhood block clubs, and individuals to show support for SB 133 through the options listed below. Showing your support for this effort proves to Kentucky legislators that those that live, work, and go to school in Kentucky want complete streets. Organization leaders, please forward these materials to your members and/or associates encouraging them to take action. For more information regarding complete streets, please visit the national complete streets website at www.completestreets.org or contact abennett@kyyouth.org.

Show Your Support Today:

Option 1:
Go to the sign-up support page at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/kentuckycompletestreets and fill in and submit the required information. Adding your name to the list of supporters will help us show Kentucky legislators how many people are interested in Complete Streets in Kentucky.

Option 2:
To provide additional support, please personalize and sign the pre-drafted letter to Senator Katie Stine below expressing your support for SB 133. Please return the letter to aplummer@kyyouth.org to ensure it gets delivered to the appropriate place. Please be sure to update all fields to suit you personally.

Please edit, personalize, and place on letterhead the following message before returning.

<Date>, 2012

 

Senator Katie Stine

702 Capitol Ave

Annex Room 236

Frankfort KY 40601

 

 

Dear Senator Stine:

<I am/Organization is> am writing to show support of SB 133 relating to Complete Streets. This Complete Streets legislation encourages Kentucky to consider the safety of all users of the road to create more walkable, bikeable places.  The adoption of SB 133 will spur positive investment in Kentucky’s future by providing opportunities for children and families to be physically active in a safe environment, and by creating vibrant places where the best and brightest want to live and businesses want to locate.

Complete Streets policies ensure that infrastructure is designed and operated to enable safe access for all users. Pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and transit riders of all ages and abilities can move safely along and across a complete street. A Complete Street in a rural area will look different from a Complete Street in a highly urban area, but regardless both are designed to balance safety and convenience for everyone using the road.

Complete Streets promote tourism as people want to visit walkable communities and businesses located along Complete Streets often see an increase in sales.  Complete Streets improve safetyand reduce crashes by providing pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure, such as safe crossings, sidewalks, or on-road bicycle lanes. Complete Streets promote public health by making it safe and convenient for children and families to incorporate physical activity into their daily lives as a way to combat the obesity epidemic, which is rampant in Kentucky.

We thank you for your sponsorship on SB 133. We would like to show our active support for this legislation.

Sincerely,

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