Complete Streets Resources

The following web-links contain a wealth of useful resources on a range of Complete Streets topics, including planning, design, and examples of best practices:

NYSDOT – Complete Streets

New York State passed a Complete Streets Act in 2011. The Act requires state, county and local agencies to consider the convenience and mobility of all users when developing transportation projects that receive both state and federal funding.

Federal Highway Administration – Bicycle and Pedestrian Program

National Complete Streets Coalition

The Coalition promotes the development and implementation of Complete Streets policies and professional practices, and provides technical assistance workshops as well as an inventory of Complete Streets policies from around the country.

City of Albany Complete Streets Policy and Design Manual
In 2017 the City of Albany adopted its Complete Streets Policy and Design Manual, guiding street rehabilitation, construction, and design for all public and private projects throughout the City to ensure that complete street elements are incorporated. Treatment criteria are based on physical constraints, street and intersection type, land use context, and neighborhood character.

City of Saratoga Springs Complete Streets Plan
The Complete Streets Plan is based around providing four ‘layers’ of infrastructure: 1. Pedestrian Sidewalks and Crossings, 2. On-Street Bikeways, 3. Greenways and Trails and 4. Transit Connections. Each layer has options for Bronze, Silver and Gold level Complete Streets, based on the context of each project, community support, and available resources.

New Jersey Complete Streets Design Guide
This Guide provides a concise but thorough reference guide for designing streets to meet multimodal and community needs. This Complete Streets toolbox draws on best practices from a variety of national design standards and guidelines, emphasizes the role of context and flexibility during the design process, and describes the benefits and applications of numerous design options. Example street typologies illustrate how different treatments can be applied to different contexts throughout New Jersey.