Developing Complete Streets Policies

With over 700 Complete Streets policies nationwide, communities can take advantage of those who have gone before them to write their policy. These links include resources for model language and policy development processes:

Best Complete Streets Policies, 2015

Every year, the National Complete Streets Coalition evaluates Complete Streets policies from across the country for the strength and content of their policy language. This annual report lists the top-rated new policies from the previous year, and describes trends in Complete Streets policies.

Complete Streets Toolkit

This online guide provides tips and resources for incorporating a Complete Streets approach into local planning, design, and construction processes. Developed as a collaboration between the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning, the Active Transportation Alliance, and the National Complete Streets Coalition, the guide includes in-depth sections on policy development, policy implementation, design concepts, facility types, and select treatments.

National Complete Streets Coalition

Many valuable resources, including slide presentations, factsheets, and an atlas of Complete Streets policies from across the country, are available from the National Complete Streets Coalition’s website.