Complete Streets Community Meeting

City of Great Falls Montana

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DATE: May 19, 2012

CONTACT: Jennifer Reichelt, Deputy City Manager – 455-8417


PUBLIC ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND COMPLETE STREETS
COMMUNITY MEETING


GREAT FALLS, Montana – The City of Great Falls and City County Health Department will be hosting a Community Meeting on the topic of Complete Streets on Wednesday, May 23 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Cameron Auditorium, located in the Benefis South Tower (1101 26th ST S). The City is considering adopting a Complete Streets Policy and the Community Meeting will provide a forum for citizens to learn more about the concept, the proposed policy and ask questions.

Complete Streets takes a holistic look at the City’s roadways at the beginning of maintenance and construction projects and addresses key safety, access and connectivity issues. Complete Streets are streets which are designed for everyone – young and old, walkers and wheelchair users, motorists, bicyclists and transit users. Its goal is to develop roadways that provide safe, comfortable and convenient travel for users of all ages and abilities. Benefits associated with Complete Streets include improved safety, economic revitalization, lower transportation costs, municipal cost savings and improved quality of life opportunities for residents.

The Downtown Master Plan supported the adoption and implementation of a Complete Streets Policy. Currently over three hundred communities across the country have already adopted a Complete Streets Policy – including Billings, Bozeman, Helena and Missoula here in Montana. For more information about the Community Meeting contact Jennifer Reichelt, Deputy City Manager at 455-8417.