Complete Streets describes a comprehensive, integrated transportation network with infrastructure and design that allows safe and convenient travel along and across streets for all users, including pedestrians, users and operators of public transit, bicyclists, persons with disabilities, seniors, children, motorists, users of green modes, and movers of commercial goods.
Metro supports Complete Streets. Streets are a vital part of healthy, livable and attractive communities. Everyone, regardless of age, ability, income, race, or ethnicity, ought to have safe, comfortable and convenient access to community destinations and public places - whether walking, driving, bicycling or taking public transportation. But too many of our streets are designed to efficiently move automobiles to the detriment of all other modes of travel.
Complete Streets Policy 6.2
The Metro Complete Streets Policy includes a series of implementation activities to advance complete streets planning, design and implementation throughout Los Angeles County. Complete Streets policy 6.2 requires that:
By January 1, 2017, cities and the county shall either have:
- An adopted Complete Streets policy
- An adopted City Council Resolution supporting Complete Streets, or
- An adopted General Plan consistent with the Complete Streets Act of 2008
More recently, the Metro Board has acted to require the eligibility for participation in the Metro Active Transport program and to be eligible for consideration of up to 10 additional points for the state ATP regional grant competition, cities must be in compliance with policy 6.2. To assist cities in coming into compliance with policy 6.2, Metro will provide regular training opportunities.
Metro Complete Streets Training Objectives include:
- Provide an overview of the content and purpose of the Metro Complete Streets policy.
- Assist local jurisdictions to comply with State Assembly Bill 1358 Complete Streets Act of 2008 and Metro’s Complete Streets Policy. Jurisdictions will need to demonstrate that they meet the Complete Streets Policy 6.2 requirement at the time they apply for future rounds of Metro capital grant funding, including Measure M Metro Active Transport Program and State Active Transportation Program - regional competition.
Resources for Cities to Comply with Policy 6.2
- Complete Streets Resolution — Sample
- Complete Streets Policy — Recommended Elements and Sample
- General Plan Guidelines
Additional Complete Streets Training Resources
- Complete Streets Reference Packet #1
- Complete Streets Reference Packet #2
- Complete Streets Reference Guide
Intended Audience: City planning and public works staff, city staff involved in roadway maintenance, changes, and events, and others as invited by city staff. Interdepartmental attendance is encouraged!
Upcoming Complete Streets Training
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