What Are Complete Streets?

What Are Complete Streets?

A Fact Sheet for Advocates and Community Members

Across America, a movement is afoot to build “Complete Streets” that allow people to get around safely. Conventional street design promotes traffic congestion, pollution, and collisions, and it discourages physical activity. Complete Streets, on the other hand, are designed so that people of all ages and abilities can travel easily and safely while also getting the regular physical activity that is critical to preventing obesity.

ChangeLab Solutions created this fact sheet to provide an overview for advocates and community members on the benefits of Complete Streets policies. If you are looking to promote Complete Streets by enacting a resolution, a state statute, or a local ordinance, or if you’d like to revise your comprehensive plan to include Complete Streets, we offer models and findings that you can tailor and use in your community.

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To learn more about creating Complete Streets in your community, take a look at all our Complete Streets resources. Contact our team to find out more about making streets in your neighborhood safe and convenient for all modes of travel.