Announcing the best Complete Streets policies of 2015

A call to action on the United States’ obesity epidemic, a challenge on safety from a federal cabinet secretary, new standards for transportation in Congress, and the first-ever perfect-scoring policy all made 2015 a banner year for the national movement for Complete Streets.

Local policies were a huge part of this momentum. In 2015, communities passed a total of 82 Complete Streets policies, and they are some of the strongest ever passed. In fact, in 2015 the city of Reading, PA adopted the first policy to ever score a perfect 100 in our analysis. 

The Best Complete Streets Policies of 2015, out today, highlights Complete Streets policies from across the country last year, including the 16 policies that were the nation’s best. Those communities were:

  1. Reading, PA
  2. West Hartford, CT
  3. Park Forest, IL (tie)
    South Bend, IN (tie)
    Longmeadow, MA (tie)
  4. Weymouth, MA
  5. Omaha, NE
  6. Vincennes, IN
  1. Ashland, MA (tie)
    Natick, MA (tie)
    Norwell, MA (tie)
  2. Little Rock, AR
  3. Framingman, MA (tie)
    Lynn, MA (tie)
    Portage, MI (tie)
  4. Battle Ground, WA

These rankings celebrate exceptional policy work and provide leaders at all levels of government with ideas for how to make streets safer, healthier, and more convenient for everyone.

Join the kickoff discussion — today at 1:00 pm 
Want to know how this year’s winners wrote and passed such great policies? Or learn how your community can get started on a Complete Streets policy of its own?

Join us later today for an online panel discussion all about this year’s analysis. Hear from our expert staff as well as representatives of this year’s top communities about how they crafted a great Complete Streets policy.

Nationwide, a total of 899 Complete Streets policies are now in place, in all 50 states, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia. 

We congratulate all of these communities for their work making streets safer, and for showing just how strong and effective Complete Streets policies can be. Download the new report to learn more.

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