Awarded at 2016 Safer People, Safer Streets Summit
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 16, 2016) — Lexington and Louisville were among 18 winners of Mayors’ Challenge Pedestrian and Bicycle Awards at the 2016 Safer People, Safer Streets Summit today in Washington, DC.
Lexington was the large city winner of the 2016 Mayors’ Challenge Award: Create Networks, while Louisville won among large cities for the 2016 Mayors’ Challenge Award: Educate & Enforce.
The mayors and cities winning awards have taken significant action to improve pedestrian and bicycle transportation safety in their communities. Award winners were selected by USDOT based on their efforts to improve walking and biking locally based on the seven Challenge Activities:
- Take a Complete Streets approach;
- Identify and address barriers to make streets safe and convenient for all road users, including people of all ages and abilities and those using assistive mobility devices;
- Gather and track biking and walking data;
- Use designs that are appropriate to the context of the street and its uses;
- Take advantage of opportunities to create and complete pedestrian-bike networks through maintenance;
- Improve walking and biking safety laws and regulations;
- Educate and enforce proper road use behavior by all.
The 2016 USDOT Mayors’ Challenge Award Winners are:
2016 Secretary’s Awards for Overall Success
New York; South Bend, Ind.; Washington, DC
2016 Mayors’ Challenge Award: Complete Streets
Large City Winner: Miami-Dade County, Florida
Small City Winner: South Bend, Ind.
2016 Mayors’ Challenge Award: Fix Barriers
Winner: Myrtle Beach, SC
2016 Mayors’ Challenge Award: Gather Data
Large City Winner: Los Angeles
Small City Winner: Bellevue, Wash.
2016 Mayors’ Challenge Award: Design Right
Large City Winner: New York
Small City Winner: Henderson, Nev.
2016 Mayors’ Challenge Award: Create Networks
Large City Winner: Lexington
Small City Winner: Norwalk, Conn.
2016 Mayors’ Challenge Award: Improve Laws
Large City Winner: Washington, DC
2016 Mayors’ Challenge Award: Educate & Enforce
Large City Winner: Louisville
Small City Winner: Oro Valley, Ariz.
2016 Mayors’ Challenge Ladders of Opportunity Award
Large City Winner: Austin, Texas
Small City Winner: Brownsville, Texas
2016 Mayors’ Challenge Engagement Award
Winner: Myrtle Beach, S.C.