Complete Streets policies
Across the country and on Capitol Hill, Complete Streets policies have been gaining traction as more places realize the benefits of having safe, accessible, and healthy streets in their communities. In total, over 1600 Complete Streets policies have been passed in the United States, including those adopted by 35 state governments, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia. We track these policies in our inventory and policy atlas.
This Atlas notes places that have adopted some form of a Complete Streets policy, but full policy implementation requires changes and updates to plans, and processes so that they are aligned with the high-level direction of the policy. (Learn more about passing and implementing a strong policy.)
Written Complete Streets policies vary in their coverage of all modes and their ability to affect transportation planning and design decisions. Our frequent Best Complete Streets Policies report provides detailed information on how existing policies compare to our ten elements of an ideal Complete Streets policy. The report includes examples of policies that do particularly well in meeting the “ideal” and lists the top policies based on jurisdiction and type.
VISUALIZE: Download a PDF of the above gif, showing the year-by-year Complete Streets policy development through 2020 (.pdf)
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Send us your policy for inclusion in the Atlas and potential evaluation for our Best Complete Streets report by using the form below: