What are Complete Streets?

From the National Complete Streets Coalition:

Complete Streets are streets for everyone. They are designed and operated to enable safe access for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and transit riders of all ages and abilities. Complete Streets make it easy to cross the street, walk to shops, and bicycle to work.

Creating Complete Streets means transportation agencies must change their approach to community roads. By adopting a Complete Streets policy, communities direct their transportation planners and engineers to routinely design and operate the entire right of way to enable safe access for all users, regardless of age, ability, or mode of transportation. This means that every transportation project will make the street network better and safer for drivers, transit users, pedestrians, and bicyclists – making your town a better place to live.

While the Green ARTery is rideable now, the planned changes in infrastructure using many of the Complete Streets design features will make it more pleasant and safe in the future, enabling many more people to use it.  Details of how this will be accomplished are located in the Green ARTery master plan (34 MB).