A street designed to accommodate various forms of transportation, including cars, public transit, bicycles, and pedestrians.
A key tool in the process would be a "complete streets" that says when roadways are being constructed or resurfaced, spaces for bicycles and pedestrians will be included.
"From a cost effectiveness perspective, the best way to get these projects accomplished is to integrate them into ongoing work," Olson said.
But a complete streets strategy is more than just a way to get things built, said MetroParks Director Charlie Shoemaker.
"Complete streets is all about changing how we think about communities and really designing fully integrated lifestyles for people," he said.
—Ken McCall, "'Complete streets' bike strategy wins fans in Valley," Dayton Daily News, March 21, 2008
The plan's initial priority is to reshape Central between Broadway and Woodland Avenue as a "complete street" by narrowing it to a two-lane road and, in turn, creating more room for a pedestrian-friendly streetscape with bicycle lanes, wider sidewalks and on-street parking.
—Hayes Hickman, "Work to begin on Downtown North," Knoxville News-Sentinel, July 23, 2008
The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee answered cycling advocate's prayers in early December when it introduced a draft of the federal transportation bill. The draft, called Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users, or TEA-LU, would provide $1.5 billion over six years for a national Safe Routes to School program. ...
The bills, however, left out a routine accommodations program that advocates now call Complete Streets, which would mandate cycling and pedestrian provisions on new roads.
—"Senate, House fund safe routes to school," Bicycle Retailer and Industry News, January 1, 2004