Living Street Alliance working to promote walkability
Web Producer: Janice Yu
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Living Streets Alliance is a non-profit organization in Tucson that encouraged the development of the Pedestrian Oversight Committee.
The Tucson Mayor and City Council on Feb 12, unanimously approved the creation of the PAC. This oversight committee allows citizens to communicate their concerns and ideas with city staff. The city staff will also have the opportunity to vet plans with the community representatives before finalizing them.
The formation of the PAC is one of the six initiatives in LSA's 2012-2013 Pedestrian Safety & Comfort Campaign. The other initiatives include increasing funding for pedestrian improvements,, establishing a Neighborhood Walking Assesment program, developing walking maps and pedestrian way-finding systems, and working towards developing a Regional Pedestrian Plan.
LSA's I Want to Walk campaign allows citizens to support walkability in the Tucson region. A goal of the campaign is to be recognized by the Walk Friendly Community Program, which recognizes communities nationwide that work to improve pedestrian environment.
For more information, visit the LSA website.