Implementing Your Policy
After your community has adopted a Complete Streets policy, it is important to determine how you will implement the policy moving forward.
Here are a few suggested steps for implementing your policy:
- Coordinate agencies and departments, including public works/maintenance, planning and engineering, police, etc.
- Institute a project review checklist.
- Provide training to municipal employees, including engineers, public works, planning and zoning officials.
- Establish performance standards with measurable outcomes.
- Address the specific needs of bicyclists and pedestrians on local roadways.
- Direct the use of the latest and best design and engineering standards, including:
- Paving shoulders and/or narrowing travel lanes to provide striped shoulders on roads for bicycle, pedestrian, farm equipment, emergency and police use;
- Avoiding placement of rumble strips on shoulders and in centerlines that could interfere with the safe operation of bicycles.
- Anticipate future bicycle, pedestrian and transit demand, even on bridges and in and around train stations.
- Capital improvements that expand the opportunities for safe roadway use by all users.
Check out the Complete Streets Checklist