Infographics are visual presentations of information that use the elements of design to display content. They are ideal to quickly, precisely, and clearly convey a complex planning topic. While an infographic may provide a self-contained message or principle, more in-depth information on the topic may be obtained from the Delaware Complete Communities Planning Toolbox.

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Complete Streets Infographics

Graduate students in a semester-long course in transportation sustainability prepared infographics to heighten the understanding of Complete Streets.

Goals of Complete Streets Five Benefits of Complete Streets Complete Streets: Enhancing Community Roads for Everyone Complete Streets Promote Complete Streets Complete Your Life Complete Streets Present and Future

Complete Streets Crowdsourcing

The following infographics were developed as part of a larger project that assessed different strategies for crowdsourcing for active transportation planning in Delaware. The events took place in Newark, Delaware, during Bike Month 2017 and involved several community partners.

Survey Results: Casho Mill Road Pop-Up Bike Lane Demonstration Project piktochart    Screen capture of GIS Crowdsourcing Story Map Results: Casho Mill Road Pop-Up Bike Lane Demonstration Project Piktochart, showing examples of photos and comments provided by community members     Newark, Delaware 2017 Bike-to-Work Day & Motivate the First State Challenge   Exit Survey Results: National Bike to Work Day in Newark

Complete Streets

Streetscaping providesStreetscaping ProvidesBenefits of Transit-Oriented Development Transit Oriented Development-25o7yap Key Elements of Complete Streets Safe Routes to School Back to SchoolInfographic about the five characteristics of tactical urbanism. One, a phased approach to instigating change. Two, ideas for local challenges. Three, short term committment and realistic expectations. Four, low risk, high reward. Five tri-sector engagement among participants.Infographic about streetscaping elements. Streetscaping elements help furnish a street with functional and aesthetic items that provide amenities and utility to pedestrians. The following are examples of streetscaping elements. Sidewalks foster pedestrian-friendly street systems where pedestrians can experience safety, comfort, accessibility, and efficient mobility. Curb extensions extend the sidewalk, provide an opportunity for social interaction, and offer a safe refuge for pedestrians crossing streets. Landscaped buffers use trees and plantings to create a visual and noise buffer between pedestrians and vehicles. Planters add color, texture, and interest to a streetscape. Seating provides places to rest, wait for transit, and socialize with others. Public art enhances a sense of place, civic pride, and visual appeal in a public space. Lighting increases a sense of pedestrian safety, security, and comfort. Bike parking can be both functional and serve as public art.Infographic about pedestrian safety islands. Pedestrian safety islands limit the amount of pedestrian exposure to vehicles in streets. As the number of travel lanes increases, pedestrians feel more exposed and less safe crossing the street, so adding a pedestrian safety island can help address these concerns. There are three design recommendations. One, safety islands should be at least 6 feat wide and have a length of 8-10 feet. Two, they should have a 'nose' which extends beyond the ntersection. They should include curbs, bollards, or other features to protect people who are waiting.

Efficient Land Use

What are your community principles?Comprehensive PlansBenefits of Form-Based CodesBenefits of Form-Based Codes Benefits of Mixed Use Development Benefits of Mixed Use DevelopmentEconomic Benefits of Mixed Use Development The Main Street Four PointsLand Use Before and After

Healthy and Livable

Economic Benefits Active Transportation Parks and Recreation Public Markets Aging in PlaceCohousingInfographic describing tips for recreational programming. The tips are as follows: themed programming, inclusive programming, family-oriented programming, and using seasonal resourcesInfographic that illustrates the benefits of involving residents in the planning process.Infographic describing how community planning, continuous community involvement, recreational programming, and social marketing increase use of parks and recreational facilities.Infographic illustrating the five steps to form a strategic partnership. One, identify potential partners. Two, determine the benefits of the partnership. Three, meet with potential partners. Four, decide roles and responsibilities. Five, develop an action plan to leverage resources.An infographic illustrating the amount of physical activity Delawareans engage in. The graphic compares Delaware residents to the rest of the country as well as providing statistics about the amount of physical activity both Delaware adults and children engage in.Infographic showing that walkability has the following benefits for communities: improving safety, promoting active lifestyles, fostering transportation equity, reducing traffic, supporting the local economy, facilitating transportation, helping the environment, and improving health.Infographic illustrating the three steps of The Walkability Assessment Tool. Step one is Preparing for the Walk and Workshop. Step two is Let's Get Walking. Step three is the Path Forward.13% of Delawareans used marijuana in the past year.Three Focus Areas for Effective Smoke-Free Policies on the Local Level: 1. Limiting Access by increasing prices and limiting zoning for retail, 2. Restricting the locations where smoking is acceptable, 3. Changing the culture and social norms so that smoking is not desirable.Infographic of risks associated with youth e-cigarette use. Risks associated with using e-cigarettes include nicotine addiction, negative impacts on brain development, increased risk of onventional cigarette use, nicotine overdose, battery explosion, negative impacts on psycho-social health, and increased risk of illicit drug use.The Surgeon General's Call to Action to end youth e-cigarette use recommends the following steps. Do no harm. Provide information about the dangers of e-cigarettes to youth. Continue to regulate e-cigarettes at the federal level. Create programs and policies to prevent e-cigarette use among youth. Curb advertising and marketing that encourages youth and young adults to use e-cigarettes. Expand surveillance, research, and evaluation related to e-cigarettes.Infographic showing why Delaware should be smoke free. Tobacco is the leading cause of preventable death in Delaware and across the U.S. At 17.7%, the percentage of smokers in Delaware is higher than the national average of 15.5%.Graph showing the increase in high school E-cigarette use over the past several years

Active and Inclusive

Placemaking Seasonal Placemaking Holiday Placemaking Temporary Placemaking

Sustainable and Resilient

Asset Based Economic Development Rural Landscapes in DelawareProtect Scenic Rural Landscapes Rural Land Management Economic Benefits of Green Building Green Building Practices Green Building in Your Community Downtown Development Districts Main Street Communities Shop Small in Delaware

Public Engagement

High-tech pubic engagementHigh-touch public engagement

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