What are Complete Streets? A Complete Street is designed for all ages, abilities, and modes of travel. On Complete Streets, safe and comfortable access for pedestrians, bicycles, transit users and the mobility-impaired is not an afterthought, but an integral planning feature. A Complete Streets policy ensures that transportation planners and engineers consistently design and operate the entire street network for all road users, not only motorists. Complete Streets offer wide ranging benefits. They are cost effective, sustainable, and safe.
Vision Zero is a road safety strategy to eliminate all traffic fatalities and severe injuries. It originated in Sweden in the late 1990s and is now gaining momentum across Europe, the U.S. and Canada. It is based on the simple idea that streets must be designed for safe speeds that accommodate the mistakes that humans make.