Complete Streets

Last week, I had the opportunity to attend BikeTexas‘ Shifting Gears: 2011 Transportation and Health Policy Luncheon and hear a presentation by international livable cities expert Gil Peñalosa. He’s the executive director of 8-80 Cities, an organization with a powerful mission to create vibrant cities and healthy communities.

Peñalosa’s presentation was both thought-provoking and inspiring. He said that most built environments are designed for an athletic 30 year old. Why don’t we build our infrastructure to accommodate our eight-year olds and our 80-year olds? Continue reading “Complete Streets”