About the Coalition

A Complete Streets approach integrates people and place in the planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of our transportation networks. This helps to ensure streets put safety over speed, balance the needs of different modes, and support local land uses, economies, cultures, and natural environments.

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About

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 >>

Our partners

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.

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Our mission

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.

Our vision

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.

Our work

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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Request for proposals: Complete Streets Leadership Academy workshop instructors

Request for proposals: Complete Streets Leadership Academy workshop instructors

Smart Growth America (SGA) is seeking consultant workshop instructors (individual consultants or dedicated individuals within firms) to support SGA staff in facilitating three upcoming several-month Complete Streets Leadership Academy technical assistance programs in California, Connecticut, and Tennessee. Proposals are due Friday, September 23.

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Three states selected for the 2022 Complete Streets Leadership Academies

Three states selected for the 2022 Complete Streets Leadership Academies

The National Complete Streets Coalition is pleased to announce the selection of California, Connecticut, and Tennessee for Complete Streets Leadership Academies. In these Academies, three local jurisdictions in each state will learn about Complete Streets, explore new ways to coordinate with their state DOTs, and then plan and implement “quick-build” temporary demonstration projects on state-owned roads.

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