Safe Streets in American Cities: How Complete Streets Laws are Creating Stronger Communities evaluates the 40 largest cities in the U.S. on the strength of their Complete Streets policies. Through this assessment, cities are awarded a gold, silver, bronze, or no medal.
As communities explore new solutions to support residents during the COVID-19 pandemic, many are creating and increasing the spaces where community members can safely play, access reliable transportation, exercise, and enjoy the outdoors in ways that promote better health.
Cities with strong Complete Streets policies consider items like street lighting, landscaping, sidewalk coverage, traffic calming measures, and connectivity of pedestrian walkways and design their transportation plans to serve people of all ages and abilities. Across the nation, cities are rapidly adopting these policies with new urgency in their efforts to protect those who do not travel by car, allowing their residents to travel safely.
Which cities are adopting Complete Streets policies that allow residents to safely walk, bike, drive, and take public transit around their community? Watch CityHealth’s and the National Complete Streets Coalition’s webinar to learn more.Read The Report