Healthy Hastings is a collaboration of agencies whose purpose is to improve the health of the community through effective policy change, program enhancement, and advocacy for healthy lifestyles.
City of Hastings Parks and Recreation Department, Mary Lanning HealthCare, South Heartland District Health Department, YMCA, and YWCA
Increase opportunities for physical activity in the City of Hastings by adopting the Complete Streets Concept
According to Complete Streets “The streets of our cities and towns are an important part of the livability of our communities. They ought to be for everyone, whether young or old, motorist or bicyclist, walker or wheelchair user, bus rider or shopkeeper. But too many of our streets are designed only for speeding cars, or worse, creeping traffic jams.
Now, in communities across the country, a movement is growing to complete the streets. States, cities and towns are asking their planners and engineers to build road networks that are safer, more livable, and welcoming to everyone.
Instituting a Complete Streets policy ensures that transportation planners and engineers consistently design and operate the entire roadway with all users in mind – including bicyclists, public transportation vehicles and riders, and pedestrians of all ages and abilities.”
Share Our Streets:
The goals of Healthy Hastings Share Our Streets campaign are:
- to reduce bike and pedestrian injuries
- making our streets safer
- to encourage physical activity by promoting non-motorized us of streets
- to present the do’s and don’ts of using our roadways as shared paths
Did you know?
- When anyone is in a crosswalk, vehicles should stop and let him or her cross. Drivers should always be on the lookout and give the right of way at an intersection to a pedestrian.
- The 3-foot law, enacted in April 2012, requires drivers to give at least 3 feet of clearance when passing a pedestrian, bicycle or electric personal assistive mobility device.
- Pedestrians should walk facing against traffic while bicycles and other wheeled transportation should flow along with traffic.
- Bicyclists should use hand signals and obey all traffic laws. Motorists should know the signals and be watching for them, as well.