Poor community planning and road construction do not only affect the communities of Glenview, Northfield, Wilmette, and Winnetka; poor road planning is a nationwide issue that needs to be corrected. As our roadways are updated, focus continues to be placed on how they can return to their roots of catering to pedestrians. Overtime the roads have become the place where the automobile dominates to the detriment of other forms of transportation. Many organizations throughout the United States are working with local governments to raise awareness and getting involved in future planning.
We will be posting a report on safe roads by the Organization for Smart Growth in America as soon as the report is published. In the meantime you can read more about the issues facing America’s communities at http://www.smartgrowthamerica.org/. You may also view a presentation by the same organization on the Complete Street initiatives, http://www.slideshare.net/CompleteStreets/complete-streets-presentation.