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Tupelo gets national spotlight
Last week we told you about the Mayor of Tupelo, MS signing a proclamation of support for the USDOT statement on bicycling and walking (after being inspired by Lee County, FL). Today the Secretary of Transportation blogged about it, too. Good stuff.
You see, Tupeloans get it. They get that this policy and their complete streets ordinance will lead to a healthier and safer environment, a more active lifestyle, and lower obesity rates. They get that housing and commercial spaces in walkable and bikeable neighborhoods are more valuable. They get that having people out and about--whether biking or walking or riding transit--helps build stronger communities.
And they get that having great schools, parks, jobs, and services within biking and walking distance of thousands of Tupeloans is only useful when local infrastructure makes biking and walking safe.