January 1, 2008
A Citizens Guide to Better Streets: How to Engage your Transportation Agency
In 2008, PPS partnered with the American Association of Retired People (AARP) to publish three books on streets and transportation. The publications are a joint effort of PPS’s “Building Community Through” campaign, which seeks to transform transportation policies and practice that currently prioritize moving people and goods over creating walkable, healthy and sustainable places, and AARP’s “Livable Communities” initiative, which aims to ensure affordable and appropriate housing, supportive community features and services, and adequate mobility options for aging Americans. In conjunction with the series, PPS will present a series of webinars for AARP volunteers and the general public.
This report, the first in the three-part series, focuses on the role of local transportation agencies in street design and outlines effective ways of interacting with transportation agencies.