a1 McCann Consulting
a2 National Complete Streets Coalition, Washington, DC
When it comes to transportation and sustainability, the conversation almost inevitably veers toward low-emission or zero-emission vehicles—and surmounting the technological challenge of creating cars that will run on something other than fossil fuels and the batteries to store the power. While this is a worthy goal, the technology is not there yet. Replacing our cars won't be enough: we need to replace our roads.
(Online publication April 06 2011)
c1 Barbara McCann, Executive Director, National Complete Streets Coalition, 1707 L Street NW, Suite 250, Washington, DC 20036; (phone) 202-234-2745; (fax) 202-207-3355; (e-mail) email@example.com
Barbara McCann coined the term complete streets, organized the National Complete Streets Coalition, and has presided over its growth as policy adoption accelerates across the United States. She is the primary author of Complete Streets: Best Policy and Implementation Practices (APA Planners Press, 2010). As an author and former journalist, she has written and coauthored numerous reports and articles on transportation and land use policy, and how our transportation system affects issues ranging from climate change to personal health and economic growth. She is coauthor of the books Sprawl Costs: Economic Impacts of Unchecked Development (Island Press, 2005) and Growing Cooler: The Evidence on Urban Development and Climate Change (Urban Land Institute, 2003), as well as Measuring the Health Effects of Sprawl: A National Analysis of Physical Activity, Obesity and Chronic Disease (Smart Growth America, 2003), the first report to make a connection between sprawl and obesity. She managed the Transportation and Quality of Life Campaign at the Surface Transportation Policy Project and, before coming to transportation, worked for 13 years as a journalist at CNN.