Announcing new resources for communities implementing Complete Streets policies

A bicyclist in California, from the cover of the California Department of Transportation’s Complete Streets Implementation Action Plan, one of the resources included in the new overview.

New resources are now available to help communities successfully implement Complete Streets policies.

The National Complete Streets Coalition’s Implementation tools include general guidance and specific strategies to help leaders and advocates address design standards, concerns about funding costs and measuring outcomes.

These resources are designed to be used by local leaders working to put Complete Streets policies into action. Throughout those pages you can find best practices, suggested activities, and resources to help guide your community through Complete Streets implementation. We provide examples of materials that are used by communities of all sizes from across the country at all stages of policy implementation.

“Planning for Implementation” shows how communities are strengthening relationships between departments, building committees, and creating implementation plans.

“Changing Process and Procedure” provides necessary tools to help agencies rethink and reorganize how they select, plan and fund transportation projects. Learn about inclusive decision making processes and identify rules and procedures that may need to be updated, including how transportation projects are chosen and project checklists.

“Offering Training and Educational Opportunities” highlights specific activities, trainings, conferences and professional development resources to support transportation staff, elected officials, involved stakeholders, and the general public learn about how to apply Complete Streets to their streets.

“Reviewing and Updating Design Guidance” explores reviewing, updating, or rewriting design guidance and provides examples of national and agency specific design manuals and standards to provide a diverse selection of guidance for communities of diverse scales, geographies, and needs.

“Measuring Performance” examines why
establishing performance measures is key to success, and includes information on how specific jurisdictions measure Complete Streets through counts, performance goals, user surveys, public reports, and other data collection.

These diverse resources provide generous information to support all types of cities, counties, regions, and states as they move from policy to implementation. These tools can be applied and modified directly to fit the specific needs of diverse communities or serve as inspiration for new tools, standards, and performance measures.

Share your community’s tools with the Coalition. If you are using tools like these, we want to know! Tell us about them and they could be featured on our website. Email us at info [at] completestreets [dot] org.

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