Complete Streets are safe, comfortable, and convenient. They are designed and operated to ensure safe access for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists, and transit riders, regardless of age and physical ability.
While complete streets come in many shapes and forms, they share the same principles. Complete streets:
- Accommodate all users.
- Are designed for safety and to prevent fatal crashes.
- Prioritize pedestrian movement, because all trips include a walking component.
- Complement surrounding buildings, activities, environment, and community.
- Incorporate sustainability principles.
There are many ways that the City of Philadelphia fulfills the goals of its Complete Street policy. Public and private projects and policies are reviewed and implemented through various channels including routine paving, corridor planning, Vision Zero capital planning, and civic design review.