H.R. 1780 (112th): Safe and Complete Streets Act of 2011

Introduced:
May 05, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
See Instead:

S. 1056 (same title)
Referred to Committee — May 24, 2011

Sponsor
Doris Matsui
Representative for California's 5th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
May 05, 2011
Length
16 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 5951 (110th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 01, 2008

S. 1056 (Related)
Safe and Complete Streets Act of 2011

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 24, 2011

 
Status

This bill was introduced on May 5, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced May 05, 2011
Referred to Committee May 05, 2011
 
Full Title

To ensure the safety of all users of the transportation system, including pedestrians, bicyclists, transit users, children, older individuals, and individuals with disabilities, as they travel on and across federally funded streets and highways.

Summary

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Cosponsors
19 cosponsors (17D, 2R) (show)
Committees

House Transportation and Infrastructure

Highways and Transit

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Library of Congress Summary

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5/5/2011--Introduced.
Safe and Complete Streets Act of 2011 - Requires each state to have in effect within two years a law, or each state department of transportation and metropolitan planning organization (MPO) an explicit policy statement, that requires all federally-funded transportation projects, with certain exceptions, to accommodate the safety and convenience of all users in accordance with certain complete streets principles.
Defines "complete streets principles" as federal, state, local, or regional level transportation laws, policies, or principles which ensure that the safety and convenience of all users of a transportation system, including pedestrians, bicyclists, public transit users, children, older individuals, motorists, freight vehicles, and individuals with disabilities, are accommodated in all phases of project planning and development.
Allows such law or policy to make project-specific exemptions from such principles only if:
(1) affected roadways prohibit specified users by law from using them, the cost of a compliance project would be excessively disproportionate to the need, or the population, employment densities, traffic volumes, or level of transit service around a roadway is so low that the expected roadway users will not include pedestrians, public transportation, freight vehicles, or bicyclists; and
(2) all such exemptions are properly approved.
Requires the Secretary of Transportation to establish a method for evaluating compliance by state departments of transportation and MPOs with complete streets principles.
Requires the Access Board to issue final standards for accessibility of new construction and alterations of pedestrian facilities for public rights-of-way.
Requires the Secretary to conduct research regarding complete streets to: (1) assist states, MPOs, and local jurisdictions in developing and implementing complete streets-compliant plans, projects, procedures, policies, and training programs; and (2) establish benchmarks for, and provide technical guidance on, implementing complete streets policies and principles.

House Republican Conference Summary

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