Complete Streets Resource List


American Planning Association. Planning Advisory Service. Complete Streets. QuickNotes No. 5.

Dumbaugh, Eric. 2005. "Safe Streets, Livable Streets." Journal of the American Planning Association 71 (3): 283-300.

Handy, Susan, Robert Paterson, and Kent Butler. 2003. Planning for Street Connectivity: Getting from Here to There. Planning Advisory Service Report no. 515, Chicago: American Planning Association.

Handy, Susan. 2002. "You Can Get There from Here." PAS Memo, November.

McCann, Barbara. 2005. "Complete the Streets!" Planning, May, 18-23.

McCann, Barbara and John LaPlante. 2008. "Complete Streets: We Can Get There From Here." ITE Journal 78 (5): 24-28.

National Complete Streets Coalition. 2008. "Introduction to Complete Streets." PowerPoint presentation.

Transportation Alternatives. 2008. Streets to Live By: How livable street design can bring economic, health and quality-of-life benefits to New York City.


Institute of Transportation Engineers. 2010. Designing Walkable Urban Thoroughfares: A Context Sensitive Approach: An ITE Recommended Practice. Washington, D.C.: Institute of Transportation Engineers.

U.S. Access Board. Public Rights-of-Way

Victoria Transport Policy Institute. 2009. "Multi-Modal Level-of-Service (LOS) Indicators."Online TDM encyclopedia. Victoria, B.C.: Victoria Transport Policy Institute.

Design Considerations

American Planning Association. 2006. Planning and Urban Design Standards. Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley & Sons.

Bicycle/Pedestrian Considerations

McCann, Barbara. 2007. Inclusive Pedestrian Environments: Resources & Recommendations Project Report. Web-based resource from Project Action and Adaptive Environments.

New Jersey Bicycle and Pedestrian Resource Center. 2008. Constructing, Maintaining, and Financing Sidewalks in New Jersey.

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy. 2008. Active Transportation for America: A Case for Increased Federal Investment in Bicycling and Walking.

U.S. Department of Transportation. Federal Highway Administration. 2015. A Resident's Guide for Creating Safe and Walkable Communities.

Aging Populations

Lynott, Jana, et al. Planning Complete Streets for an Aging America. May 2009. AARP Public Policy Institute. Washington, D.C.

Complete Streets Policy Inventory and Evaluation (Appendix A)


Safe Routes to School National Partnership. 2008. Safe Routes to School Improves the Built Environment. A Report prepared for the Centers for Disease Control.


Sanchez, Thomas W., et al. 2007. The Right to Transportation: Moving to Equity. Chicago: Planners

Szold, Terry S. 2002. "What Difference Has the ADA Made?" Planning, April, 10-15.

Public Transit

Transportation Research Board. National Cooperative Highway Research Program. 2008. NCHRP Report 616: Multimodal Level of Service Analysis for Urban Streets.

Health Aspects

Frank, Lawrence D., James F. Sallis, Terry L. Conway, James E. Chapman, Brian E. Saelens, and William Bachman. 2006. "Many Pathways from Land Use to Health: Associations between Neighborhood Walkability and Active Transportation, Body Mass Index, and Air Quality." Journal of the American Planning Association 72 (1) 75-87.

Morris, Marya. 2006. Planning Active Communities. Planning Advisory Service Report no. 543/544. Chicago: American Planning Association.

Sallis, James F., and Karen Glanz. 2006. "The Role of Built Environments in Physical Activity, Eating, and Obesity in Childhood." Future of Children 16 (1): 89-108.

Examples and Implementation

Massachusetts Highway Department. 2006. Project Development and Design Guide. Boston: Massachusetts Highway Department.

Charlotte (North Carolina), City of. 2007. Urban Street Design Guidelines.

Metropolitan Transportation Commission. 2006. Routine Accommodation of Pedestrians and Bicyclists in the Bay Area: Results from Interviews with Transportation Professionals and Recommendations to Encourage Routine Accommodation. Oakland, Cal.: Metropolitan Transportation Commission.

Recently Introduced Legislation

State of California. Assembly Bill 1358. California Complete Streets Act of 2008.

H.R. 1443: Complete Streets Act of 2009

S. 584: Complete Streets Act of 2009

Web Links to Project Partners

American Planning Association:

National Complete Streets Coalition:

National Policy and Legal Analysis Network to Prevent Childhood Obesity (NPLAN):