Cities Embracing Complete Streets Policies
The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission, the New Jersey Department of Transportation, and the city of Tacoma, WA, were among those recognized for strong Complete Streets Policies.
The NCSC looks at 10 elements to determine the strength of a Complete Streets policy, including:
- Includes a vision for how and why the community wants to complete its streets;
- Specifies that ‘all users' includes pedestrians, bicyclists and transit passengers of all ages and abilities, as well as trucks, buses and automobiles.
- Encourages street connectivity and aims to create a comprehensive, integrated, connected network for all modes.
- Is adoptable by all agencies to cover all roads.
The NCSC says that the number of Complete Streets policies has almost doubled every year for the last three years.
Thanks to Barbara McCann