A Complete Street, as defined by the National Complete Streets Coalition (NCSC), is a street where 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. Complete Streets make it easy to cross the street, walk to shops, catch the bus, bike to work, and enjoy many other healthy activities.
As described by the NCSC, there is no singular design prescription for complete streets – each one is unique and responds to its community context (Complete Streets FAQ, National Complete Streets Coalition, www.completestreets.org). Some features that a complete street may include are sidewalks, bike lanes (or other innovative bicycle facilities), special bus lanes, comfortable and accessible public transportation stops, frequent and safe crossing opportunities, median refuges, accessible pedestrian signals, landscaped curb extensions, bioswales, roundabouts, onstreet parking, and secure bicycle parking, among others. A complete street in a suburban area may look different than a complete street in the urban core, but both are designed with the same principles in mind to balance safety and convenience for everyone using the road.
This website is the home of Complete Streets in Miami, as we work toward safer streets for all modes, ages, and abilities continues, this website will provide updates and information progress and ways to get involved.