Complete Streets: Best Policy and Implementation Practices

Source: American Planning Association (APA)

Complete streets accommodate pedestrians, bicyclists, transit, and cars, creating multi-modal transportation networks. But how do communities achieve complete streets? What are the policies and practices that need to be put into place?

Drawing on lessons learned from more than 30 communities around the country, this report provides insight into successful policy and implementation practices that have resulted in complete streets. Learn how to build support for complete streets, adopt a policy, and integrate complete street concepts into plans, processes, and standards. Gain insight into design issues, handling costs, and working with various stakeholders.

Case studies highlight communities that have adopted and implemented complete streets, and model policy language provides guidance to communities interested in writing and adopting a complete streets policy.

Complete Streets: Best Policy and Implementation Practices is a product of a joint APA and National Complete Streets Coalition research project on complete streets, with model policies prepared by the National Policy & Legal Analysis Network to Prevent Childhood Obesity (NPLAN).

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