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Monday, February 15, 2010

Hearing on Complete Streets Set for February 16th!

On February 16th, the House Transportation Finance and Policy Committee will be holding a hearing on our Complete Streets legislation. The American Heart Association invites you to attend this hearing and encourage physical activity to prevent heart disease in Minnesota. The hearing starts at 4:30pm in State Office Building room 10.

Let us know you plan on attending by sending your RSVP to Melissa Horn at

Follow the link below to invite your legislators to attend:
Support Complete Streets in Minnesota

Complete Streets are designed and operated so they work for all users---pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and transit riders of all ages and abilities. Communities that adopt complete streets policies are asking transportation planners and engineers to consistently design and alter the right-of-way with all users in mind. When streets are safe for walkers and bikers, more people will choose to incorporate physical activity into their lives.

Learn more about Complete Streets by following the link below:
Complete Streets Legislation in Minnesota

Complete Street policies have great potential to increase the overall activity level of Americans and in turn reduce the risk of overweight and obesity. Thank you for your help on this important legislative issue.

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