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Complete Streets: Overview & Goals

Metro is developing a Complete Streets Policy to establish a standard of excellence for multimodal design. A Complete Streets approach views all transportation improvements as opportunities to create safe, more accessible streets for all users, including public transit users, pedestrians, bicyclists, children, persons with disabilities, seniors, motorists, and movers of commercial goods. This policy will help advance state, regional and local efforts to create a more “complete” and integrated transportation network for all modes of travel in LA County.

Policy goals:

  • Improve access to public transit by making it convenient, safe, and attractive for transit users.
  • Maximize multi-modal benefits and efficiencies.
  • Facilitate multi-jurisdictional coordination and leverage partnerships and incentive programs to achieve a “complete” and integrated transportation system that serves all users.
  • Establish active transportation improvements as integral elements of the countywide transportation system.
  • Foster healthy, equitable, and economically vibrant communities where residents have mobility choices.

Principles to help guide Metro in the development of this complete streets policy:

  • It should serve users of all ages and abilities.
  • It should be context sensitive, meaning that not all complete streets will look the same. The street will depend on the context and surrounding.
  • It will help guide Metro to better coordinate within our organization as well as with partner agencies.
  • We will look at how it would apply to projects and programs implemented by Metro to support regional transportation goals.