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Petitioning Policy Office US Department of Transportation (US DOT)

United States Department of Transportation: Update Functional Classification System To Improve the Walkability of American Cities and Towns

Public demand for walkable neighborhoods, towns and cities is often thwarted by auto-dominated guidelines that force anyone designing streets to favor the car over pedestrians, cyclists and transit. A simple but powerful change is proposed in this petition: update the FHWA Functional Classification System by defining separate Urban, Suburban and Rural Area Types. New and more specific design guidance could then transform streets and make America's places more safe, walkable and livable.



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