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Poll: Is the 'Complete Streets' bill a good idea?

Sen. Charles Fuschillo (R-Merrick), chairman of the Senate's transportation committee, introduced Wednesday the "Complete Streets" transportation bill -- which encourages such safety features as pedestrian countdown signals, landscaped medians and pedestrian islands.

So far, 25 states, including Vermont, have enacted legislation or adopted the Complete Streets transportation policy into law, said Stefanie Seskin of the nonprofit National Complete Streets Coalition.

Fuschillo's bill -- co-sponsored by Sen. Martin Dilan (D-Brooklyn) -- requires that designers of major road construction or reconstruction projects consider all users and include features that improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists.

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