Complete StreetsWhat are Complete Streets:
- Incomplete streets - those designed only with cars in mind - limit transportation choices by making walking, cycling, and public transit inconvenient, unnattractive, and dangerous.
- Complete Streets are designed and operated to enable safe access for all users, including pedestrians, cyclists, motorists and transit riders of all ages and abilities.
- Utilizing a Complete Streets policy, enables communities to direct their transportation planners and engineers to routinely design and operate roadways to enable safe access for all users.
- All new projects should consider the infrastructure needs of drivers, transit users, pedestrians, and cyclists.
- There is no singular design for Complete Streets, each one is unique and the design is created in context.
Benefits of Complete Streets
- Complete Streets provides opportunities for increased physical activity by incorporating features that promote regular walking and cycling.
- Complete Streets reduces the number of vehicular accidents through comprehensive safety improvements