Streets could become a lot safer for pedestrians, bicyclists and people with disabilities in six Alabama cities, where AARP and other groups are promoting the Mayors’ Challenge for Safer People and Safer Streets.
Launched by the U.S. Department of Transportation, the program encourages local officials to find ways to make roads safe and accessible for travelers using all modes of transportation. As a proponent of livable communities and “complete streets,” AARP Alabama supports that goal.
Alabama ranks second in the nation in the Pedestrian Danger Index, according to a 2014 report by Smart Growth America.
To get involved in this effort, go to aarp.org/al.