The cost of automobile travel is growing, public health discussions are becoming increasingly urgent, and more people associate safer streets with a higher quality of life. These issues are triggering a demand for more affordable, healthier travel options such as walking, biking, and transit. But many roadways lack basic facilities to support safe, active transportation. There is a better way.
Below are a series of factsheets to help you become better acquainted with Complete Streets and how they can help your community become a safer and more livable place.
Communities for Complete Streets overview (PDF)
Learn about the basic components of Complete Streets and how you can take action to make your streets safer and more inviting for everyone.
Compete Streets make roads safer for everyone (PDF)
Complete Streets can provide a safer environment by preventing speeding and by giving people safe places to walk and bike.
Complete Streets help youth stay active (PDF)
Complete Streets create a safe environment for children to walk and bike to school.
Complete Streets benefit older adults and people with disabilities (PDF)
Complete Streets ensure that all people can get around, regardless of age or ability.
Building and paying for a complete streets network (PDF)
The core goal of Complete Streets should be to provide a network of safe roadways for all modes of transportation.
Complete Streets make economic sense (PDF)
Complete Streets contribute to economic growth and stability.
Complete Streets benefit public and environmental health (PDF)
In walkable, bikable communities, every trip taken is an opportunity for physical activity.