Since 2009, I’ve spent many hours working with state and local officials and advocates on changing the way roads are designed and built to accommodate people of all ages and abilities. This concept, known as complete streets, means thinking strategically about how to make streets friendlier and safer for all users of the road including motorists, pedestrians, cyclists, public transportation users, etc.

Many of the decisions made by our state on accommodating all users are contingent on the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s transportation plan. Now is your chance to shape that plan. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet wants to hear from you about Kentucky’s transportation needs by filling out a survey. The survey will help the Transportation Cabinet plan for the next few years based on what its citizens want and need. I encourage you to make your voice heard by completing the survey and letting our state officials know that we desire to make streets safe for all users. The deadline to fill out the survey is February 25, 2013.