Why Complete Streets Are Important — What They Are and What They Are Not
- Complete Streets policies have been gaining traction as more communities realize the benefits of having safe, accessible, and healthy streets.
- Over 1400 Complete Streets policies have been passed at the local, regional, and state levels across the country – including small and medium-sized municipalities in Pennsylvania.
- Implementation of effective complete streets policies help communities create safe and inviting road networks designed for people of all ages and abilities, as well as for multiple modes of transportation – bicycles, walking, wheeling, public transit and personal vehicles.
- “Complete Streets” are not mandates for immediate retrofit. They are not an order to redesign every street in your community. Adoption of a Complete Streets Policy does not mean every street must have sidewalks, bike lanes and accommodate public transit.