Cuomo says he'll sign 'safe streets' legislation
(AP) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he'll sign alaw requiring new road and street plans that receive state orfederal money to consider walkways, bike lanes, sidewalks and otherfeatures to improve safety for walkers and bicyclists.
The so-called "complete streets" legislation has been pushedby AARP and transportation groups for years. It was sponsored byAssemblyman David Gantt, a Rochester Democrat, and Sen. CharlesFuschillo, a Long Island Republican.
Fuschillo said in a statement Monday that complete streetsdesign principles have been proven to reduce traffic injuries anddeaths.