Complete Streets Local Policy Workbook

This introductory guide serves as a starting point for transportation experts and interested local leaders to begin mapping out their own Complete Streets policies.

Based on existing examples from around the country, the guide encourages local leaders to examine their community’s needs, vision, and goals. The most successful policies incorporate input from a broad group of stakeholders including transportation planners and engineers, elected officials, transit agencies, public health departments, and members of the community, to name just a few.

This workbook is intended to be used during the development of a city or county Complete Streets policy, but many of the same principles apply when developing a policy for regional agencies or states.

The Workbook includes an overview of types of Complete Streets policies, the elements of those policies and guidelines for creating a community vision. The Workbook also includes recommendations for how to commit to a community vision, detailed explanations of best practices and a step-by-step guide for getting these policies from paper into practice.

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Complete Streets Local Policy Workbook (PDF)

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The Complete Streets Local Policy Workbook was released with the 2011 Policy Analysis, an overview of successful Complete Streets policies from across the country. The 2011 Policy Analysis provides detailed examples of how other communities have achieved these policies. Click here for more information >>