Local Roads/ Complete Streets
Local Roads/Complete Streets
Local streets and roads – including the curbs and gutters, sidewalks, access ramps, bicycle paths, stop signs and traffic signals – are a critical component of the region’s transportation system. The majority of travel is done on local streets and roads. The Plan emphasizes incorporating Complete Streets into project design. Complete Streets are designed and operated to enable safe access for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists, and transit riders of all ages and abilities. Complete Streets improves the efficiency and capacity of existing roads by moving people in the same amount of space – more people can fit on a bus or streetcar than the same amount of people each driving their own car. Getting more productivity out of the existing road and public transportation systems is vital to reducing congestion. Many ways to create more complete roadways are low cost, fast to implement, and high impact.