The Complete Streets Act of 2011
The Safe and Complete Streets Act of 2011 was introduced in the House by Representatives Matsui (CA-5) and LaTourette (OH-14) on May 5, 2011 as H.R. 1780; its companion bill in the Senate, S. 1056, was introduced by a dozen Senators led by Senator Harkin (IA) on May 24, 2011. The bills would ensure that all users of the transportation system, including pedestrians, bicyclists, and transit users as well as children, older adults, and individuals with disabilities, are able to travel safely and conveniently on our streets.
We are proud to have Senators Carper (DE), Cardin (MD), Begich (AK), Leahy (VT), Levin (MI), Whitehouse (RI), Sanders (VT), Franken (MN), Merkley (OR), Klobuchar (MN), Lautenberg (NJ), Menendez (NJ), Gillibrand (NY), and Nelson (FL) as cosponsors on S. 1056.
In the U.S. House, we thank Representatives Blumenauer (OR-3), Boswell (IA-3), Capps (CA-23), Capuano (MA-8), Cicilline (RI-1), Cohen (TN-9), Hirono (HI-2), Holt (NJ-12), Langevin (RI-2), Lewis (GA-5), LoBiondo (NJ-2), Lofgren (CA-16), Maloney (NY-14), McCollum (MN-4), Pingree (ME-1), Sires (NJ-13), Stark (CA-13), and Van Hollen (MD-8) for cosponsoring H.R. 1780.
Your help is needed to build support for a federal Complete Streets policy!
Here are five things you can do:
- Write to your legislators now, using our easy online tool, urging them to support a federal Complete Streets policy.
- Call your in-district office to set up a meeting with your Member of Congress or their staff. Use GovTrack to find contact information for your Senator or Representative and get tips for scheduling a meeting on our resources page.
- Call your Member’s DC office and ask to speak to the staffer working on transportation. Check out our suggested call script.
- Are you involved with an organization? Have them sign-on to our letter asking other Members of Congress to support the Safe and Complete Streets Act of 2011.
- Spread the word – tell others about this federal action and how their support will make an impact!
Check out our resources section for talking points, sample letters, and more information.