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Wenatchee Complete Streets Policy Receives Perfect Score!

Post Date:06/08/2017 8:30 AM

The City of Wenatchee Complete Street Policy, adopted on September 8, 2016 received a perfect score, 100/100, from the National Complete Streets Coalition. Adopting a strong Complete Streets Policy demonstrates how the City of Wenatchee recognizes the vital part streets play in a livable and attractive community. A community where access and mobility is available to all users of the right-of-way regardless of age, ability, income, race, ethnicity or mode of choice; from walking to flying.

The City of Wenatchee’s Urban Area Comprehensive Plan includes in their vision the need for “improving transportation and physical infrastructure of the City” and “creating a comprehensive system of pedestrian and bicycle trails” which directly supports the non-motorized emphasis of the Complete Streets policy.

“Adoption of a strong Complete Streets policy is a jurisdiction saying to its community members that they are valued users of the current and future multimodal transportation system regardless of how they choose to use it,” said Brooklyn Holton, Housing and Community Planner for the City of Wenatchee.” She continued to share, “Complete Streets is also about the health of a community; how a community should be designed and how development should be sensitive to the surrounding neighborhood.”

Visit www.wenatcheewa.gov/CompleteStreets if you would like to read the Wenatchee Complete Streets Policy and learn more about what it means for the community of Wenatchee

The full report of "The Best Complete Streets Policies of 2016" from the National Complete Streets Coalition can be found here.

The contact person for this press release is Brooklyn Holton, City of Wenatchee Housing & Community Planner, phone (509) 888-3258, or email at bholton@wenatcheewa.gov.