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Complete Streets

Complete streets is the au courant phrase for the idea that if you make streets “complete”, then everyone can use them, as opposed to just drivers. In its narrowest sense, it ensures all streets have sidewalks, bike lanes, transit shelters, crosswalks, and the like. Broadly speaking, it morphs into complete networks of mobility.

South Grand Boulevard, St Louis MO (USA)

South Grand Boulevard, St Louis MO (USA)

The highest volume (25,000 ADT) 4 to 3-lane road diet in the nation. Six blocks of South Grand Blvd (from Arsenal to Utah) were converted from four to three lanes, the sidewalks were widened, and rain gardens added. Constructed 2011.

As of 2019, retails sales up 30%.

As of April 2015 (per East West Gateway):
• Occupancy is up
• Tax revenues up 8% the first year after construction, 6% the year after that, and 12% for year three
• Five store fronts have been renovated, proprietors / owners directly attributing the road diet
• For-sale properties move very quickly

Awarded a Great Place in America in 2017 by the American Planning Association.

Longfellow Street, Santa Monica CA (USA)

Longfellow Street, Santa Monica CA (USA)

Al Ain (UAE)

Al Ain (UAE)

Raised crosswalks, part of the Improvement of Pedestrian Safety and Movement in Al Ain project, 2011.

Calzado del Federalismo, Guadalajara (México)

Calzado del Federalismo, Guadalajara (México)

1.4 km long cycle track on Calzado del Federalismo from Av López Cotilla to Av Francia. Constructed 2009.

Bike lane is at sidewalk level along the block and lowers to street level at the intersections. Bike lane is protected by on-street parking and swerves to become a striped bike lane (with mini-bollards) at the intersections. Bike lane is striped through intersection. Corner radii tightened to restrict turning speeds and protect cyclists and people in crosswalks. Crosswalks and ramps are as wide as the sidewalk. Medians extended to protect predestrians.




Qunli District, Harbin (China)

Qunli District, Harbin (China)

Roadway network, cycle tracks, intersections. Designed 2008, built 2009.

Avenida Eliseu de Almeida, Butantã, São Paulo (Brasil)

Cycle track in the median of Avenida Eliseu de Almeida, built over a canal, 2006.

Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities along BRT Corridor in Guangzhou (China)

Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities along BRT Corridor in Guangzhou (China)

Conceptual design 2006, built 2010. In association with ITDP.

This is the the largest bus rapid transit corridor in Asia. We trained project designers on best practices for bicycle and pedestrian facilities, and prepared conceptual designs. We focused on collision hot spots. We performed pedestrian tracking surveys and time-lapse videos.

https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/partnership/?p=2250

Brooklyn Bridge Path - Manhattan landing

Brooklyn Bridge Path - Manhattan landing

Teardrop design meant to separate cyclists from walkers, 1997.