What are “Complete Streets” Policies?

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Complete Streets are streets for everyone. They are designed and operated to enable safe access for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and transit riders of all ages and abilities. Complete Streets make it easy to cross the street, walk to shops, and bicycle to work.

Why are Complete Streets important when implementing Active Transportation policy?

Creating complete streets means transportation agencies must change their approach to community roads. By adopting a Complete Streets policy, communities direct their transportation planners and engineers to routinely design and operate the entire right of way to enable safe access for all users, regardless of age, ability, or mode of transportation. This means that every transportation project will make the street network better and safer for drivers, transit users, pedestrians, and bicyclists – making your town a better place to live.

 

How do I know if my community has Complete Streets language written into the city code?

Please visit the link provided below to see if your community is supporting Complete Streets. (updated monthly)

http://www.smartgrowthamerica.org/complete-streets/changing-policy/complete-streets-atlas