Miami, Florida—Today, Congressman Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) received an award from AARP for his work on the Safe Streets initiative.
“Studies show that the top four deadliest cities in the United States for pedestrians are all in Florida, including Miami. The Safe Streets initiative was created to keep pedestrians of all ages safe when traveling on the roads. I am proud that when the long-term surface transportation bill was signed into law last December, my bipartisan Safe Streets amendment was included to encourage states and transportation planning commissions to adopt construction plans to protect the safety of both motorized and non-motorized users. South Florida families deserve the confidence of knowing that there are measures in place to protect them when they walk around Miami,” said Curbelo.
“At AARP, we believe being able to move safely around our communities is an essential part of having a livable community,” said Jeff Johnson, AARP’s Florida state director. “Nowhere is that more urgent than in Florida, which unfortunately has some of the most dangerous streets in America for pedestrians. We are recognizing Rep. Curbelo for his efforts to help Americans of all ages have the safe and livable communities they deserve.”