Complete Streets

Complete Streets are roadways designed, implemented, operated, and maintained in an equitable and context-sensitive manner so that people of all ages, incomes, and abilities can use them safely. These streets consider the needs of all people, including, but not limited to, people: walking, bicycling, using shared mobility devices and assistive devices, using transit and riding school buses, driving, and operating commercial and emergency vehicles.

MORPC Complete Streets Policy

MORPC first adopted a Complete Streets Policy in 2010 and adopted an update to the Policy in 2021. View the 2021 Complete Streets Policy here.

All transportation projects receiving MORPC-attributable federal funding are required to comply with this Complete Streets Policy.


Local Complete Streets Policies

Several Central Ohio communities have adopted their own Complete Streets policies, resolutions, or ordinances.

Additional Resources

Central Ohio Active Transportation Plan

The 2020 update to the Central Ohio Active Transportation Plan is a collection of tools and resources to help guide local agencies through the process of identifying the most appropriate facility types to accommodate people walking and bicycling. These tools and resources can be used to ensure a project is complying with the MORPC Complete Streets Policy.

View the ATP

Complete Streets Toolkit

]The Complete Streets Toolkit is a resource for planning, designing, constructing, and maintaining Complete Streets. You will find guidance and best practices related to engineering, education, encouragement, enforcement, evaluation, land use, and parking management, among other topics.

Note that this resource was developed in 2012. Some of the materials and references may be out of date.

View the Complete Streets Toolkit

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