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‘Complete Streets’ founder Barbara McCann to speak in St. Paul

McCann, author of “Completing Our Streets: The Transition to Safe and Inclusive Transportation Networks,” speaks Monday at Common Good Books.

Barbara McCann, founder of the National Complete Streets Coalition, will speak in St. Paul Monday about her new book, “Completing Our Streets: The Transition to Safe and Inclusive Transportation Networks.”

The “Complete Streets” movement calls for a broader definition and use of streets in a community, making them safe and accessible for pedestrians, bicyclists, wheelchairs and motorists.

McCann’s 7 p.m. talk will be at Common Good Books, 38 S. Snelling Ave., St. Paul. Admission is free; RSVPs can be made online.

McCann, who is from Washington D.C., founded the group that has emerged as a leader in the movement to expand use of streets for all users. St. Paul adopted a Complete Streets policy in 2009, and 500 other jurisdictions around the country have similar policies.

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The goal is to consider all users when choosing, designing and building transportation projects.