Resources: Communities for Complete Streets
Source: Active Transportation Alliance
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.