One of the best ways to make a street safer for everyone is making it a Complete Street. These are streets that can be safely used by everyone regardless of their age, ability or travel mode.
Complete Streets are designed to accommodate people walking, biking, using wheelchairs and using transit and cars.
To ensure that these types of streets are built, communities often put in place a Complete Streets policy.
Active Trans recently developed a report that analyzes the process for creating Complete Streets policies in Illinois communities. The goal was to provide local communities interested in the development of safe and accessible transportation networks with good advice on creating Complete Streets.
Municipalities that implement a Complete Streets policy...