To support communities on Complete Streets transportation-related projects, Albany County Department of Health maintains a lending library where Albany County municipalities and agencies can check out equipment and supplies for use in demonstration and/or pop-up events.
The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) is responsible for implementing Complete Streets on projects undertaken by NYSDOT.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Complete Streets Plan is based around providing four ‘layers’ of infrastructure: pedestrian sidewalks and crossings, on-street bikeways, greenways and trails and 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.
This fact sheet provides an overview of Complete Streets and useful resources for implementation.