Pete Buttigieg on Redesigning Cities for Bike & Ped - Fast Company
Hundreds of millions of dollars from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law are starting to flow to new bike and pedestrian infrastructure around the country, from a new bike and pedestrian bridge that connects neighborhoods to jobs in downtown Phoenix, to a new greenway in St. Louis, Missouri. It’s one way that the law is helping shrink transportation emissions, along with new funding to electrify ports, more money for trains and public transit, and $7.5 billion for a new EV charging network.
We talked to Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg about the role that active transportation can play in a decarbonized future—and what the U.S. can learn from street design in bike-friendly cities like Copenhagen. Previously, as mayor of South Bend, Indiana, Buttigieg pushed for “complete streets” that make room for biking and walking.