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The Complete Streets Legislation unanimously passed both the state Senate and the Assembly yesterday with Governor Andrew Cuomo expected to sign the new legislation into law. The law would create safer and more sustainable road design across the state by requiring planners to consider all users, not just cars. The measure comes into account in light of shocking traffic statistics: “in five of the largest upstate counties, a pedestrian is killed by a car every ten days; on Long Island, a pedestrian is killed once a week; and in New York City, once every two and a half days.”

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