Aspects of Complete Streets

The entire roadway is designed and operates with all users in mind – motor vehicles, bicyclists, public transportation vehicles and riders, and pedestrians of all ages and abilities.

  • Green space – landscaping and street trees provide shade, cool environment, provide visual interest, vertical enclosure
  • Pedestrians – sidewalks, refuge medians, raised crosswalks, audible pedestrian signals, sidewalk bump outs to shorten road crossing, slow traffic, prevent parking near crosswalk blocking pedestrian view of oncoming traffic
  • Cyclists – bike lanes, wide shoulders, or sharrows when road width is limited
  • Bus riders – special bus lanes, accessible bus stops, shelters and improved crossings
  • Motor vehicles – narrow travel lanes to naturally slow/calm traffic, tree cover provides sense of distance passing to minimize accidental speeding.