Best Practices & Case Studies
Designing Complete Streets
- What are Complete Streets?
- Complete Streets in New York State
- Poughkeepsie Journal: Thoughts on Complete Streets in Poughkeepsie
- NACTO Urban Street Design Guide: The Urban Street Design Guide charts the principles and practices of the nation’s foremost engineers, planners, and designers working in cities today.
- The Vision Zero Initiative: The Vision Zero is the Swedish approach to road safety thinking. It can be summarized in one sentence: No loss of life is acceptable. The Vision Zero approach is based on the simple fact that we are human and make mistakes. The road system needs to keep us moving. But it must also be designed to protect us at every turn.
Case Studies in the “Test Before You Invest” Approach: Demonstration and Pilot Projects
- Seattle, WA: City uses pilot project to test downtown protected bicycle lane project.
- Boulder, CO: Living Lab program allows the city to test new street designs proposed in Boulder’s 2014 Transportation Master Plan.
- New York, NY: Pedestrian Plaza Program.
- Philadelphia, PA: “Better Block” project demonstrates possibilities for Complete Streets.
- Burlington, VT: Using short-term demonstration projects to test alternatives for better walking and biking.
- Memphis, TN: The MemFIX program involves citizens and community groups in testing out street and public space design ideas.
- Town of Maynard, MA: The Town of Maynard is using Pilot projects to test alternatives for downtown streets.
- NACTO Design Guide: Using Temporary Materials to quickly delivery projects.