In 2006, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission adopted Resolution 3765, a policy known as Complete Streets, to ensure that all projects funded with regional funds consider the accommodation of pedestrians, cyclists, public transit users and drivers as part of project planning, design, funding and construction. Complete Streets are streets designed for all users, including people who walk, bike, drive and use public transit.
This Planning Innovations forum highlights best practices from around the region on how to implement Complete Streets.
This presentation by City of Albany and Caltrans focuses on Caltrans Flexibility for the development of the Cycle Track on San Pablo Avenue. It includes proposed plans and illustrations from the University Village mixed-use development with a focus on multimodal design flexibility.
This presentation by Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) illustrates VTA’s Complete Streets efforts with an emphasis on context. It outlines the definition of Complete Streets, the elements of a local Complete Streets resolution and includes standalone capital projects and pavement management programs.
Preventing pedestrian and cyclist injuries and deaths is a key component of Complete Streets. This presentation by the City of Fremont for the Planning Innovations forum talks about Fremont’s traffic crash trends and the elements of the city’s “Safety Success Recipe.” This slide presentation is useful for cities looking for ideas for the implementation of Vision Zero goals in their Complete Streets design.
This presentation by the City of Berkeley lays out the:
- Purpose and need for a bike plan
- Plan development process
- Elements of bicycle boulevards
- Needs analysis methodology
- Level of traffic stress analysis
- Lessons learned
- Level of traffic stress calibration
- Focus on low stress facilities
- Bike boulevard crossings matrix
This presentation by the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy introduces regional bike facts, including the Bay Area Regional Trail Network, the four types of cyclists and BikeAble. It considers the Levels of Traffic Stress (LTS) and stress reducers, with case studies from Milwaukee, WI and Seattle, WA. These scenarios are offered as models for the planning and development of bicycle-friendly communities.
California city planners have achieved the unimportant (ample free curb parking) by sacrificing the important (beautiful neighborhoods, affordable housing, clean air and safe places to walk and bike). This presentation by Nelson\Nygaard examines the costs of typical minimum parking requirements and proposes three reforms:
- Charge the right prices for curb parking
- Return the parking revenue to the blocks where it is generated, to pay for public services
- Remove minimum parking requirements
It looks at the goBerkeley parking reforms and results, with a consideration of Residential Parking Benefit Districts.
This presentation by Alta Planning + Design outlines the design approaches to Tactical Urbanism: An approach to neighborhood building using short-term, low-cost and scalable interventions to catalyze long-term change. It includes pre-design considerations, approaches and resources. A case study on Safe Routes to School in Coalinga includes materials, site photos and public education and engagement materials. Additional case studies include the Matadero Creek Greenway and the bicycle path on Monterey Road in Morgan Hill.
The "Tricks & Tools for Implementing Complete Streets" forum from October 26, 2017 forum is part of the Complete Streets Planning Innovations series.