Transportation professionals working in Complete Streets have been active over the past decade in the advancement of policies, guidance and projects that result in the allocation of right-of-way for all users; however, gaps remain in practice for implementation and institutionalization at a national level. ITE identified six case studies within five transportation agencies that it would like to share with its’ members and the profession as valuable examples to share and learn from. These agencies are delivering new planning and design guidance with a foundation of safe, equitable, efficient, and cost-effective roadway projects. The following case studies embody success stories for the agencies, communities, and roadway users and include:
An introduction to the City of Baltimore, MD progressive Complete Streets Ordinance and Design Manual;
The use of performance measures to evaluate alternatives on Harford Road in Baltimore, MD;
A transformation of Western Avenue in Cambridge, MA that incorporates the communities lived experiences;
The importance of partnerships in delivering a roadway and pathway safety project on Haxton Way within the Lummi Reservation;
Utilizing complete streets principles to enhance downtown vibrancy in South Bend, IN; and
Taking a people-first approach that considers the multiple functions of streets in Victoria, BC, Canada.
These case studies are presented as a way to allow transportation professionals to learn from peer projects that allocate right-of-way space to make communities safer and more vibrant.