Two Towns Coalition for Complete Streets Tonight at 6:30PM

By mark-slade January 26, 2012

To My Local friends,

I wanted to let you know about Moving Maplewood to Complete Streets, a community event that’s happening on Thursday evening, January 26, at the Maplewood Library. It’s an informational forum on what the Complete Streets initiative means, and how it can benefit our town. Nationwide, a movement is afoot to complete the streets. States, cities, and towns are asking their planners and engineers to make their road networks safer, more livable, and welcoming to everyone. Adopting a complete streets policy ensures that roadways are designed with all users in mind – drivers, public transit vehicles and riders, bicyclists, and pedestrians of all ages and abilities. South Orangers, Millburnists and Unioners are encouraged to come as well.

Below is the notice that you’ll see at the Library and posted around town.If the graphic doesn’t show-no biggie.Please pass on to your friends and neighbors and let groups that you are a member of know. And please join the group on facebook(address below) Note our “snow date” is February 16.

COMPLETE STREETS are WELL PLANNED STREETS for LIVABLE COMMUNITIES

Join your Maplewood neighbors for an informative evening with Sheree Davis, Bureau of Commuter & Mobility Strategies, NJ Dept. of Transportation, to find out more about Complete Streets, a policy that will take the needs of all citizens into account when transportation decisions are made.

We can work together to reduce traffic and congestion, and to focus our street improvements NOT just for automotive traffic, but for foot and bike traffic as well. By making room for pedestrians and bike riders, strollers, seniors, and handicapped, we can preserve the sense of place that makes Maplewood such a wonderful place to live.

Refreshments to be served! Eco-friendly door prizes!

Thursday, January 26
6:30-8:30pm at Maplewood Memorial Library
51 Baker Street
www.maplewoodlibrary.org

Sponsored by:
Two Towns Coalition for Complete Streets
South Orange/ Maplewood Bicycle Coalition (SOMbike)
SOMA on FOOT

We hope that you can join us on the 26th to learn more about this exciting opportunity for our town. Please visit our facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/groups/twotownscompletestreets/