WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood praised Tupelo for its passage of bicycle-and-pedestrian-friendly legislation in his official blog Tuesday.
“I thank Mayor Reed for his support and for listening to the community of Tupelo,” LaHood wrote in his blog. “They told him they wanted more walkable neighborhoods and better infrastructure for pedestrians and bicyclists. And he honored their wish.”
LaHood’s comments referred to the City Council’s adoption this month of an ordinance requiring bike lanes and sidewalks be considered on all new city streets.
The policy is called “Complete Streets” and is similar to other such ordinances being adopted across the country.
“If you’ve been reading about our recent bicycle and pedestrian policy,” the blog states, “then you know this policy is not part of Ray LaHood’s agenda, but part of America’s agenda.
“And no city demonstrates this as clearly as Tupelo, Mississippi.”
To read the blog, Click here.