Posted on March 25, 2010 12:28 AM
Complete Streets: Best policy and implementation practices
The American Planning Association (APA), in partnership with the National Complete Streets Coalition and Public Health Law and Policy, has released a new Planning Advisory Service (PAS) report, Complete Streets: Best Policy and Implementation Practices (PAS 559).
Complete streets accommodate pedestrians, bicyclists, transit, and cars, creating multimodal Transportation networks. But how do communities achieve complete streets? What are the policies and programs that need to be put into place? What are the best practices?
Drawing on lessons learned from more than 30 communities around the country, this report provides insight into successful policy and implementation practices that have resulted in complete streets. Readers will learn how to build support for complete streets, adopt a policy, and integrate complete street concepts into plans, processes, and standards. This report also provides insight into design issues, handling costs, and ways of working with various stakeholders. Case studies highlight communities that have adopted and implemented complete streets, as well as model policy language that provides guidance to communities interested in writing and adopting a complete streets policy.