Complete Streets Could Pave Path for More Business

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Building new roads could bring more business to downtown Peoria.

City leaders discussed a complete street project at a public meeting Tuesday afternoon. It’s aimed at making roads more accessible to walkers, bikers and people with disabilities.

A city ordinance passed in 2015 calls for all new roads in the city to become complete streets when they’re repaired, but some say the work would go well with other projects in the city.

“With the CSO work, the combined sewer overflow infrastructure work, the idea is to create a complete green street network throughout the combined sewer area so we’re going to try to get as many benefits as we can,” said Chief Innovation Officer, Anthony Corso.

Several major cities across the country have already made the switch to complete streets.

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