A Complete Street is safe, comfortable, and convenient for travel by automobile, foot, bicycle, and transit, regardless of age and ability.
Tools for establishing complete streets include:
- Americans with Disabilities Act
- Context-Sensitive Solutions
- Transit-Oriented Development
- Transportation Improvement Districts (TIDs)
- Walkable Communities
The Complete Streets section of the Toolkit for a Healthy Delaware provides additional resources for making your community more bikable and walkable. Developed by the University of Delaware’s Institute for Public Administration, the Toolkit for a Healthy Delaware provides user-friendly information and tools for local governments to assess their municipalities’ opportunities for physical activity and access to healthy foods and environments.
Complete streets are planned, designed, built, and maintained to safely accommodate travelers of all ages and abilities—motorists, pedestrians, bicyclists, and public transit users—including children, non-drivers, older adults, and persons with disabilities. This video, produced by IPA, explains Delaware’s Complete Streets policy and highlights the benefits and economic implications of local government policy adoption.