Key elements of complete streets
Prioritizes pedestrians and public transit
Complete Streets established a modal priority framework. This modal framework informs transportation related decision making.
It prioritizes people as they
- Walk or roll
- Bike, take transit, or other micromobility services
These ways to get around take priority over driving.
Informs all transportation related decisions
- All City transportation related decisions will follow Complete Streets. Implementation will include all elements within the public right of way.
- All transportation projects are subject to the process laid forth by the policy.
- We use a Complete Streets checklist to document that projects follow the process. The checklist is specific to the project.
When we apply Complete Streets
Complete streets applies to all public and private
When they interact with and impact the public right of way.
The City adopted the original policy in 2016.
The updates include:
- Updated references to modal needs that have arisen in the last five years. For example, scooters and new types of delivery services.
- Includes policy guidance for micromobility (such as scooters).
- Updated language to be consistent with the Transportation Action Plan.
- We updated it in the areas of construction impacts and winter maintenance.
- See the Transportation Action Plan
- Added a definition of the Complete Streets process.
- Removed the exemptions process.