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PERSPECTIVES FROM THE FIELD: Complete Streets and Sustainability

  • Barbara McCann (a1) (a2)
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When it comes to transportation and sustainability, the conversation almost inevitably veers toward low-emission or zero-emission vehicles—and surmounting the technological challenge of creating cars that will run on something other than fossil fuels and the batteries to store the power. While this is a worthy goal, the technology is not there yet. Replacing our cars won't be enough: we need to replace our roads.

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Barbara McCann, Executive Director, National Complete Streets Coalition, 1707 L Street NW, Suite 250, Washington, DC 20036; (phone) 202-234-2745; (fax) 202-207-3355; (e-mail) bmccann@completestreets.org
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