Our Policy Package

Complete Streets

Complete Streets policies balance people’s needs and safety across all forms of transportation, including walking, biking, public transit and cars. From street lighting to bike lanes to crosswalks, these policies ensure that all residents have safe, convenient ways of getting around and staying active-regardless of their age or ability.

Our assessment of complete streets includes information about city laws valid through May 1, 2020.

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*Out of the Nation’s 40 Largest Cities

The state of complete streets policies in big US cities

Thirty-seven out of 40 cities received a medal for complete streets policies, including 30 gold, six silver, and one bronze.

Measuring big cities’ complete streets policies

How did we award complete streets policy medals?Bronze medalBronze MedalSilver medalSilver MedalGold medalGold Medal
City has a complete streets policyRequired for this MedalRequired for this MedalRequired for this Medal
Policy requires complianceRequired for this MedalRequired for this MedalRequired for this Medal
Policy accommodates pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists, and public transit vehiclesRequired for this MedalRequired for this Medal Required for this Medal
Policy explicitly accommodates all agesNot Required for this MedalRequired for this MedalRequired for this Medal
Policy explicitly accommodates all abilitiesNot Required for this MedalRequired for this MedalRequired for this Medal
Policy assigns a department to oversee implementationNot Required for this MedalNot Required for this MedalRequired for this Medal
Policy requires development of performance measuresNot Required for this MedalNot Required for this MedalRequired for this Medal

Data Deep Dive

Data were created and maintained by the Center for Public Health Law Research.

Complete streets medal table

Legend

Anaheim, CA

Anchorage, AK

Arlington, TX

Aurora, CO

Bakersfield, CA

Cincinnati, OH

Cleveland, OH

Colorado Springs, CO

Corpus Christi, TX

Durham, NC

Greensboro, NC

Henderson, NV

Honolulu, HI

Irvine, CA

Lexington, KY

Lincoln, NE

Miami, FL

Minneapolis, MN

New Orleans, LA

Newark, NJ

Oakland, CA

Omaha, NE

Orlando, FL

Pittsburgh, PA

Plano, TX

Raleigh, NC

Riverside, CA

Santa Ana, CA

St. Louis, MO

St. Paul, MN

Stockton, CA

Tampa, FL

Toledo, OH

Tulsa, OK

Wichita, KS