Complete Street

[Complete streets] are streets reconfigured for a range of functions, with the safety and comfort of pedestrians given priority over the convenience of motorists for the first time in half a century.

Mother Nature Network

Complete Streets are streets for everyone. They are designed and operated to enable safe access for all users. Pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and transit riders of all ages and abilities must be able to safely move along and across a complete street. Complete Streets make it easy to cross the street, walk to shops, and bicycle to work. They allow buses to run on time and make it safe for people to walk to and from train stations.

National Complete Streets Coalition


3 thoughts on “Complete Street

  1. This sounds like what they’re trying to do to South Grand, the big street that I live near. Of course, in the process, they removed all of the trees and the pedestrian crossing light. And destroyed several sidewalks. But hopefully the end product will be great!

  2. I’ve seen preliminary plans to make a Complete Street out of a major intersection in West Dallas, fantastic news in a car-dominated city in TX. They curve the road and narrow the lanes more in order to slow down traffic, and of course there are bike lanes, sidewalks, and the intersection is designed more with people in mind than cars.
    In this case the street will also capture rain runoff into cisterns instead of a storm sewer to the river. The cisterns feed the trees along the street, taking away the need for resource intensive sprinkling and water use.


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