That’s what USDOT calls it. And they’re right.
“Take a look around you. Bicycles are once again a fixture in America’s communities. Whether we’re talking about sharrows, separated bike lanes, or trails and paths distinct from roadways, bicycle-friendly infrastructure is part of a mainstream approach to transportation and community planning.
You can call it Complete Streets; you can call it Smart Growth; you can call it whatever you want. Here at DOT, we call it common sense, and it’s just one part of our efforts to support livable communities with the full menu of transportation options Americans have said they want.”
Find out more about USDOT’s efforts to support “alternative” transportation on the Fast Lane blog.