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City Of White Plains Adopts "Complete Streets" Policy

The City of White Plains has adopted a "Complete Streets" policy that includes features for bicyclists, according to official documents.
The City of White Plains has adopted a "Complete Streets" policy that includes features for bicyclists, according to official documents. Photo Credit: The Daily Voice File Photo

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – The Common Council of the City of White Plains adopted a “Complete Streets” policy to help protect pedestrians, bicyclists and drivers.

“’Complete Streets’ are roadways that enable safe and convenient access for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, drivers of carious types of vehicles and riders of public transportation, of all ages and abilities, including children, seniors, and persons with disabilities,” according to a document from the city clerk.

The City of White Plains adopted the policy and required the City’s Department of Public Works to “consider all modes of travel within its projects.” Features that the DPW must consider include sidewalks, paved shoulders for bicyclists, bicycle lanes, crosswalks, bus pullouts and shelters and pedestrian curb ramps.

The document states that the “Complete Streets” policy would not apply if bicycling is prohibited law, if the costs would outweigh the need or if the design features would have a negative effect on public safety.

A copy of the full resolution is available here .

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