ChangeLab Solutions recently released a newly updated model policy regarding Complete Streets: Model State Legislation Establishing Complete Streets.
Complete streets promote mobility for people of all ages, abilities, and income levels. These policies encourage many different forms of transportation, including walking, biking, taking public transit, and driving. Complete streets have been shown to encourage active living and support local businesses and organizations. The key features of this product include:
- A focus on areas of high need for complete streets
- An outline for engaging communities as part of the implementation process
- Performance metrics for tracking successful outcomes
- The establishment of a complete streets advisory board