There is a growing body of both scientific and policy-based research on the benefits of Complete Streets. These reports from national entities contain data, research and other information that explain why Complete Streets matters, and how Complete Streets connects to equity, environmental justice, and other community goals.
Based on in-depth analysis of 37 projects from across the country, this report from the National Complete Streets Coalition demonstrates the range of safety, mode-shift, health, economic, and other benefits of Complete Streets projects
This EPA guide provides in-depth examples of how communities from across the country have integrated smart growth, environmental justice, and equitable development approaches to design and build healthy, sustainable, and inclusive neighborhoods.
This technical review, also from the EPA, was updated in 2013 to incorporate over a decade of new research on the interactions of land-use, transportation, and the environment. The report provides an analysis of current trends as well as a comprehensive list of transportation and land-use strategies to mitigate negative impacts.