Adopt complete streets

Emilee Richardson | Board President, Street Collective of Greater Des Moines

The Idea: In Des Moines, cars are king. To make Des Moines greater, roadways need to be designed not simply for moving cars but for moving people and connecting them to our region’s amenities. Des Moines needs Complete Streets. The city of Des Moines has created several plans – Connect Downtown, MoveDSM, Transportation Master Plan – but we need a commitment from city leaders that these plans will be implemented so that the region’s transportation network is consistent and connected. With Complete Streets, residents and visitors will have the option to walk, bike, ride or drive when they are in our community – and they will feel safe and comfortable no matter their choice. >