Since the beginning of the Complete Streets movement in the early 2000s, more than 1,700 Complete Streets policies have been adopted in jurisdictions of all sizes and contexts across the United States. Adopting Complete Streets policies is a crucial first step to reducing traffic violence, improving health equity, responding to the climate crisis, and rectifying … Continued
Best Complete Streets Policies
In the face of continuing street safety, health, mobility, and other challenges, a diverse coalition of advocates worked with city planners and decision makers to strengthen and improve the way the City of El Paso designs and builds its streets.
Starting in the early 2010s, Tucson’s Living Streets Alliance organized to change the city’s uncomfortable, unsafe streets. After successfully advocating for pedestrian safety and walkability projects to be included in a county-wide bond package, the organization used their newfound momentum to pursue a Complete Streets policy.
The mid-sized city of Joplin is one of nine cities in Missouri to pass a top ranking Complete Streets policy in this report. To get there, a committee of city staff relied on support from every level—from a diverse set of local advocates, to statewide Complete Streets champions, to national technical assistance programs.
Howard County, Maryland carved out an identity of its own as it developed from a once largely rural county to a locus of suburban and urban growth between Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, MD. A groundswell of local advocacy for safer streets, paired with philanthropic support and county leadership, resulted in one of the strongest Complete Streets policies the Coalition has seen.
The National Complete Streets Coalition is gearing up for our Best Complete Streets Policies 2023 report and we are collecting new policies to review. This report celebrates the work of communities across the country that are working to make their streets safer, healthier, and more equitable. It’s been a few years since we last wrote … Continued
Last week we brought together representatives from three of the top ten communities with high scoring policies in our recent report, The Best Complete Streets Policies of 2018. They shared their insights on the process of passing a strong Complete Streets policy and answered viewers’ questions. A recording of the webinar is now available. You can also read the brief recap below.
This year, in our annual evaluation of Complete Streets policies, we use a new and improved framework that elevates both equity and implementation to grade policies. See which communities passed the strongest Complete Streets policies in 2018.
The National Complete Streets Coalition has released their annual evaluation of new Complete Streets policies. This year, a new and improved grading framework set a higher bar for communities by emphasizing equity and implementation. Download the full report—The Best Complete Streets Policies of 2018—for the full ranking and community profiles.
Mark your calendar! On Wednesday, May 8, 2019 we’re unveiling our ranking of the best Complete Streets policies of 2018. For an in-depth look at how policies fared this year—and how our grading has changed—join us for a webinar on Thursday, May 16 at 2:00 p.m. ET