safer streets for everyone
“Complete Streets” are a proven, cost-effective way to improve safety and accessibility for everyone using the roads – pedestrians, bicyclists, transit users, motorists, and people of all ages and abilities. Complete Streets provide more transportation choices; encourage healthier and active living; and contribute to the quality of life in neighborhoods by incorporating economic, social, and mobility functions into their design.
Conservation Alabama Foundation has had a great deal of success working to promote Complete Streets policies in cities like Birmingham, Montevallo and Homewood. In February of 2014, Homewood received recognition from a national website that ranks the walkability of over 3,000 U.S. metros, scoring the highest out of 40 other Alabama cities.
You can also find an online copy of the Complete Streets brochure here.
Cities in Alabama that have passed Complete Streets policies:
- Mt. Vernon
- Orange Beach
- Pleasant Grove
- Sylvan Springs
In addition to Complete Streets, Conservation Alabama Foundation has worked with The United Way of Central Alabama to promote their "Safe Routes to School" program. SRTS encourages our kids to stay healthy and safe through programs like the "Walking School Bus" and advocating for improvements to infrastructure like sidewalks and roadways.
To find out more about how to volunteer for the Walking School Bus at a school nearby, visit The Safe Routes to School of Central Alabama website.