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Lakemoor makes 'best-of' list for Complete Streets!

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Congratulations to Lakemoor, Illinois for adopting the nation's third-best Complete Streets Policy in 2014!

The Best Complete Streets Policies of 2014, released by Smart Growth America’s National Complete Streets Coalition, examines and scores each of the 74 Complete Streets policy enacted in 2014.

The report outlines ten ideal elements of a Complete Streets policy and scores individual policies based on these ideals. Lakemoor's policy scored an impressive 88.8 points out of 100!

Lakemoor, a village of  nearly 6,000 residents that straddles Lake and McHenry counties in Chicago's North Suburbs, was inspired to adopt Complete Streets through its participation in We Choose Health, an initiative of the Illinois Department of Public Health and McHenry County Health Department and funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Active Trans was delighted to provide technical assistance on the project by identifying model policies, helping define a process for policy development, and helping identify tactics for adoption and implementation.

Lakemoor joins an increasing number of Illinois municipalities and counties that are embracing Complete Streets principals as a key component of improving community health and wellness. Congrats to Lakemoor for the win!