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. All transportation projects receiving MORPC-attributable federal funding are required to comply with this Complete Streets Policy.
View the current MORPC Complete Streets Policy here.
Local Complete Streets PoliciesSeveral Central Ohio communities have adopted their own Complete Streets policies, resolutions, or ordinances.
- NEW! Reynoldsburg – Complete Streets Policy
- NEW! Powell – Complete Streets Resolution
- Columbus – Complete Streets Resolution
- Delaware – Complete Streets Policy
- Dublin – Complete Streets Resolution
- Franklin County – Complete Streets Resolution
- Hilliard – Complete Streets Policy
- Gahanna – Complete Streets Policy
- Liberty Township – Complete Streets Policy
- Upper Arlington – Complete Streets Policy
- Westerville – Complete Streets Resolution
- Worthington – Complete Streets Policy
Complete Streets Resources
Find information about Complete Streets, best practices for policy writing and implementation, and other helpful resources related to Complete Streets.
- ODOT Multimodal Design Guide
- Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Designing Walkable Urban Thoroughfares: A Context Sensitive Approach
- National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) Urban Street Design Guide
- National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) Urban Bikeway Design Guide
- FHWA Bikeway Selection Guide
- FHWA Separated Bike Lanes Planning and Design Guide
- FHWA Guide for Improving Pedestrian Safety at Uncontrolled Crossing Locations
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.
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.