Complete Streets

StreetsforEveryone1What are Complete Streets?

Complete Streets make it easier for everyone to walk, bike, or take public transit. Complete Streets policies require that streets be designed and maintained for safe, convenient travel for all users and all modes of transportation. They produce positive impacts such as more opportunities to be physically active, increased property values and retail sales, and attraction of new businesses and residents.

Communities with Complete Streets Policies

Since 2008, we have helped nine communities draft, pass, and implement Complete Streets policies:

  • Ferguson (2008)
  • DeSoto  (2008)
  • City of St. Louis, original policy (2010), updated policy (2015)
  • Vinita Park (2012)
  • Unionville  (2013)
  • St. Louis County (2014)
  • University City (2014)
  • Pagedale (2015)
  • Florissant (2016)

Complete Streets and Health

Complete Streets policies position cities to promote health because they create systemic change across departments (e.g., transportation, planning, health). These policies support health equity by making streets safe for all users.

Complete Streets Implementation

It isn’t enough to pass Complete Streets policies. If policies aren’t implemented then lives are not changed. We have helped implement Complete Streets through the following projects: