What is a complete street?
It’s a street for everybody to use.
• Takes into account all users of the street, not just those in cars.
• A safe corridor for people traveling by foot, bicycle, transit, and car.
• Cost effective because it provides travel options and reduces congestion.
About 40% of Houstonians do not drive.
For some, it’s a question of money, others are disabled, some may be too old, some are too young, and some just choose not to drive.
All of them have access needs and obstacles , and all of their frustration and difficulties tend to be hindrances to health, happiness, and prosperity.
A movement is growing to complete the streets.
States, cities, towns, and neighborhoods are asking their planners and engineers to build road networks that are safer, more livable, and welcoming to everyone.
Complete Streets (pdf)