About the Coalition
The National Complete Streets Coalition, a program of Smart Growth America, is a non-profit, non-partisan alliance of public interest organizations and transportation professionals committed to the development and implementation of Complete Streets policies and practices. A nationwide movement launched by the Coalition in 2004, Complete Streets is the integration of people and place in the planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of transportation networks. View our full Transportation and Thriving Communities team staff here >>
Partners who have joined the National Complete Streets Coalition inform Coalition strategy, collaborate on Coalition projects, and help make the case for Complete Streets across the country. They are experts in building inclusive, multimodal communities and transportation projects and in improving policies and practices at the local, regional, state, and national levels.
Membership comes with benefits: national recognition and publicity for Complete Streets efforts, invitations to social events, and access to resources and information about the best and most recent Complete Streets practices. Benefactors and Platinum partners are offered a seat on our Steering Committee.Meet our steering committee and partners
We promote the development and implementation of policies and professional practices that ensure streets are safe for people of all ages and abilities, balance the needs of different modes, and support local land uses, economies, cultures, and natural environments.
We believe that the streets of our cities and towns must allow all people, regardless of age, ability, income, race, or ethnicity, to safely, comfortably, and conveniently access homes, employment centers, schools, shops, health facilities, and other destinations by foot, bicycle, public transportation, car, or truck. A community’s street network should reflect the current and planned built environments and support overall public and economic health.
To realize our vision in communities across the country and nationwide, the Coalition:
Leads the broader Complete Streets movement, advocating for policy change at the national, state, and local levels.
Establishes and maintains Complete Streets standards and best practices
Provides hands-on training in Complete Streets for communities of all kinds, including the development of advocates, professionals and practitioners, and elected leaders
Produces compelling content about Complete Streets including regular reports, storytelling, profiles, and in-depth research
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Whether they’re considered Complete Streets or silver zones, other parts of the world are reimagining how streets function and are designed. The U.S. is falling behind, so in order to spur hope and inspiration of what the future of mobility can look like across the nation, we look to what is being made possible in … Continued
Our new webinar series brings together advocates and implementers to discuss how to advance Complete Streets in their communities. At our first Power Hour, we spoke with two implementers and one advocate from Minnesota about how they’ve gone about establishing a north star for Complete Streets in the North Star State. As it turns out, it’s all about the process.