Complete streets

Complete Streets is an approach used to provide a transportation network that addresses the needs of all road users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and transit riders.  It emphasizes regular consideration for different transportation modes into everyday transportation planning, design and operation decisions.  Complete Streets policies support a transportation system that protects vulnerable road users, provides mobility options and creates livable communities.

Example of a Complete Street in Olympia

Complete Streets Award Nominations

As a nominating partner for the Transportation Improvement Board Complete Streets Award Program, WSDOT is considering eligible local governments for nominations August-December 2018.  Cities and counties that have an adopted complete streets ordinance and are not working on an active 2016 Complete Streets award, as of October 22, 2018, will be considered.  WSDOT will prioritize eligible agencies based on the quality of their ordinance, a demonstrated complete streets practice and evidence of a WSDOT practical solutions approach.  Local agencies DO NOT need to submit a request to be nominated. For additional information contact Charlotte Claybrooke, claybrc@wsdot.wa.gov.

Support Documents and Resources

Example Complete Streets Policies in Washington

A complete list of cities with Complete Streets ordinances is available on the Transportation Improvements Board Complete Streets website.

More information:
Active Transportation Programs Manager