APA partnered with the National Complete Streets Coalition to prepare a PAS Report on best policy and implementation practices to create complete streets. The National Policy and Legal Analysis Network to Prevent Childhood Obesity (NPLAN), another project partner, developed model policies that are included in the report.
Funding for the project was provided by the Federal Highway Administration, the National Association of Realtors, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota, the Ruth Mott Foundation, and NPLAN.
Complete Streets: Best Policy and Implementation Practices
Complete streets accommodate pedestrians, bicyclists, transit, and cars, creating multi-modal transportation networks. But how do communities achieve complete streets? What are the policies and practices that need to be put into place?
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. Learn how to build support for complete streets, adopt a policy, and integrate complete street concepts into plans, processes, and standards. Gain insight into design issues, handling costs, and working with various stakeholders.
Case studies highlight communities that have adopted and implemented complete streets, and model policy language provides guidance to communities interested in writing and adopting a complete streets policy.
Complete Streets: Best Policy and Implementation Practices is a product of a joint APA and National Complete Streets Coalition research project on complete streets, with model policies prepared by the National Policy & Legal Analysis Network to Prevent Childhood Obesity (NPLAN).
PAS subscribers will receive this report as part of their subscription. It will be available to everyone for purchase at APAPlanningBooks.com.
Listen to a discussion on complete streets with Barbara McCann, Executive Director of The National Complete Streets Coalition, Sarah Zimmerman, Senior Staff Attorney for The National Policy and Legal Analysis Network to Prevent Childhood Obesity (NPLAN), and hosted by APA's Research Associate, David Morley.
The National Complete Streets Coalition, APA's project partner on the best practices manual, recently completed an inventory of 80 complete streets policies at the state and local level as part of their work with AARP on the report, Planning Complete Streets for an Aging America.
APA has compiled a list of resources on aspects of complete streets, from aging populations to children, health aspects, and transit.