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City council passes Complete Streets initiative

Posted: 6:33 AM, Feb 07, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-07 13:34:52Z
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TUCSON, Ariz. - The city is moving forward with an ordinance that will put safety parameters on streets and transporation projects.

In a unanimous vote , the Tucson City Council approved the Complete Streets initiative, which ensures plans for new streets and to improve old ones build in features so they work better for everyone who uses them.

The concept has been implemented on a section of Roger Road near Romero. It's slated for better pavement, bike lanes, sidewalks, landscaping and drainage.

According to Assistant Tucson City Manager Alert Elias, Complete Streets considers everything from truck traffic to people in wheelchairs who can't find a suitable sidewalk.