Example of a "Complete Street" from Streetmix.com
What are Complete Streets?
Complete Streets are roadways that safely and comfortably accommodate all users, regardless of age and ability or mode of transportation. Users include, but are not limited to: motorists, bicyclists, pedestrians, public transportation riders and providers, emergency response vehicles, freight operators, and, school buses.
SRPEDD works with communities to assist them with the MassDOT Complete Streets Funding Program:
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Complete Streets "Components"
Complete Streets components can include roadway design features such as ADA compliant sidewalks and crossings, curb extensions, bicycle lanes, shared use pavement markings, bus shelters and pull-outs, wayfinding signage, landscaping, sreet lighting, and many other items.
“The design of a Complete Street should be context sensitive and incorporate improvements or treatments that fit the need and with the character of a community” - MassDOT Complete Streets Program Guidance
MassDOT Complete Streets Funding Program
The MassDOT Complete Streets Funding Program was launched in February 2016 to provide technical assistance and construction funding to communities that demonstrate a commitment to include Complete Streets in policy and practice. In short, a community may be eligible for up to $400,000 in construction funding to implement Complete Streets elements in municipal projects and up to $50,000 in technical assistance funding in order to develop a plan to do so. The program is divided into three (3) “tiers” and a municipality must satisfy the requirements of the previous tier in order to advance through the program.
Tier 1 - Training & Policy Adoption
- Attendance at either an "Introductory" or "Advanced" Complete Streets Training (must be a municipal official/employee)
- Development and local adoption of a Complete Streets policy. Followed by submission to MassDOT for approval.
Tier 2 - Prioritization Plan Development
- Determination of Complete Streets needs and development of a prioritized list of infrastructure projects. Technical assistance available (up to $50,000 to develop the plan).
Tier 3 - Project Construction Funding
- Application for construction funding to implement the Complete Streets infrastructure projects on the Prioritization Plan.
- Baker-Polito Administration Awards Complete Streets Funding for Road, Sidewalk and Bike Infrastructure Upgrades in 22 Communities.
- Baker-Polito Administration Announces 2nd Round, Complete Streets Funding Awards
- Baker-Polito Administration Announces Complete Streets Program Grants