Thursday, March 26, 2015

Complete Streets project outcomes

In this study of 37 projects, Smart Growth America found that Complete Streets projects

tended to improve safety for everyone, increased biking and walking, and showed a mix of

increases and decreases in automobile traffic, depending in part on the project goal. Compared

to conventional transportation projects, these projects were remarkably affordable, and

were an inexpensive way to achieve transportation goals. In terms of economic returns, the

limited data available suggests Complete Streets projects were related to broader economic

gains like increased employment and higher property values. Read more.

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