CDTC New Visions Complete Streets Principle:
Street design will serve all users including pedestrians, bicyclists, transit riders,freight, and drivers.
Transportation investments are made based on a complete streets framework which supports the convenient and safe travel of all people — of all ages and abilities as appropriate to a facility’s community context.
Utilizing a complete streets framework ensures that transportation investments are consistently planned, programmed, designed, operated and maintained with all users in mind – including bicyclists, public transportation vehicles and riders, pedestrians of all ages and abilities, and local delivery needs.
Successful implementation of a complete streets framework will be achieved by working with municipalities to improve communication and coordination, training and education.
A common definition of a Complete Street is one that is designed and operated to enable safe access for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists, and public transportation users of all ages and abilities including children, the elderly, and persons with disabilities.
New York State’s Complete Streets Act went into effect in 2012.
The New York State Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations (NYSAMPO) has developed several fact sheets to offer examples of the types of treatments that are often included in a Complete Street: