Complete streets allow pedestrians, cyclists, motorists and public transit to move comfortably and safely.
Streets designed primarily for cars make walking, bicycling, and public transportation inconvenient, uninviting, and at times potentially dangerous. Complete streets balance competing needs and support safe travel by all users.
Complete streets include:
- Sidewalks – 2 to 3 meter (6 to 10 feet) walking path, 1 meter (3 feet) or more amenity zone (street furniture, trees, bus shelters); building spill-out zone (varies).
- Traffic Lanes – 3 to 3.3 meters (10 to 11 feet) for automobiles, 3.3 meters (11 feet) minimum for bus and truck traffic.
- On-Street Parking Lane (optional) – 2.2 to 2.5 meters (7 to 8 feet), more on bus route.
- Bike Lanes – 1.8 meters (6 feet) adjacent to curb; 5.5 meters (18 feet) bike lane with on-street parking and door zone; 4.3 meters (14 feet) shared-use bike/auto lane; 4.9 meters (16 feet) shared-use bike/bus lane.