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How the Complete Streets Movement Succeeds

  • Barbara McCann
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Abstract

Many people and publications have introduced the complete streets concept by defining a complete street as a roadway that is designed and operated for the safety of everyone using it—whether by car or bike, foot or bus. This appealing definition tells only part of the story: the Complete Streets movement is at its heart a policy initiative that seeks to change the way all roads are built in the United States. The movement’s success is rooted not in the simple definition of a complete street but in three key strategies aimed at changing transportation practice. These strategies focus on shifting a discussion centered on project design to instead address values and policy, building a broad base of support for policy change, and, finally, creating a clear path to transform everyday practice.

Keywords

Safe Street Transportation Planning Landscape Architect Policy Adoption Clear Path 
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© Barbara McCann 2013

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