What Are Complete Streets?
On complete streets the entire
right-of-way is planned, designed, and operated for all modes of transportation
and all users regardless of age or ability. Pedestrians, bicyclists, transit
riders, and motorists of all ages and abilities must be able to safely move
along and across a complete street. Each complete street is unique and
accommodates the needs of the surrounding community (context). Complete streets
may include sidewalks, bicycle lanes, accessible public transit stops, safe
crosswalks, landscaped median islands, pedestrian signals, narrower travel
lanes, and roundabouts, among others.
What have Broward County and its partners
been doing to implement Complete Streets?
Since 2009, Broward County agencies have
been partnering with the Broward MPO,
FDOT, municipalities and others to incorporate Complete Streets design
guidelines into codes and Comprehensive Plans, identify and allocate funding,
and construct projects. Both the Broward County Comprehensive Plan and the
Broward County Land Use Plan include policies that promote complete streets.
Broward County’s Complete Streets Team
reviews projects that impact county roads for compliance with Broward County’s
complete streets policy and standards. The Team includes representatives from
several County agencies such as the Transportation Department (Transit), Public
Works Department, Parks and Recreation Division, Urban Planning Division,
Natural Resources Division, Human Services Department, and a member of the
Broward Bicycling and Pedestrian Advisory Committee.