Update: Complete Streets Bill Moves To The Next Step

Earlier this week, we told you about The Complete Streets Bill, the product of a collaboration between Councilman Mark Squilla, the Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities, the Streets and Law Departments, and the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia. The bill, agreed by many to be long overdue, seeks to finally make some sense of some long-unanswered policy questions pertaining to our streets and explicity to “consider the needs of all street users during construction and design: pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists, transit riders, and people with disabilities.”

Well, there’s good news on that front. “It passed through the council committee yesterday without opposition and we expect full Council to pass the bill in the next month,” Nicholas Mirra of The Bicycle Coalition told us. “It’s not the sexiest bill to talk about, but it actually will have a huge impact on the city streets and sidewalks.” Though it’s bound so see some changes once it hits the full Council, you can see version 1.0 of the bill here.