Plus: A Slideshow of Dangerously Incomplete Streets
January 11, 2017  
Livable Communities Newsletter
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Dangerous By Design
A just-released report from the National Complete Streets Coalition identifies the riskiest places for pedestrians.
Dangerously Incomplete Streets
Look at these photos and read about what you see. Then think about the roadways near you. There's a good chance you're encountering similar sights and scenes.
Livability News & Notes
The Pilot Project That Got People Pedaling — A Knight Cities Challenge grant funds a super successful bike infrastructure test in Macon, Georgia (which, by the way, is a member of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities). Source: 880Cities ►
Pedaling in Hilly Places — Baltimore recently launched its first bike share system. Forty percent of the fleet is made up of electric bicycles that make it easier to go up hills. Source: Greater Greater Washington ►
Every Place Counts Leadership Academy — A tool kit to help residents and community leaders understand and participate in local transportation planning. Source: U.S. Department of Transportation ►
Events, Resources & More
Environmental Justice Small Grants Program — If your state, community or organization hasn’t received any or many EPA EJ grants over the past few years, 2017 may be a lucky year. Several dozen $30,000 grants are available. Apply by January 31 ►
Completely Free Technical Assistance — If your community wants to implement Complete Streets but needs help making it happen, consider partnering with two other communities for this free opportunity from Smart Growth America. Apply by February 2 ►
How Good Are Your Transportation Options? — Type an address or zip code into the AARP Livability Index and find out. Calculate the Score ►
The next issue of the AARP Livable Communities newsletter will be published on January 25.