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Advancing a Complete Streets Agenda

2017
Organizations/Sources: Lancaster County Planning Commission
The Lancaster County Planning Commission, Lighten Up Lancaster, and the Coalition for Smart Growth sponsored a workshop on May 25, 2017 entitled “Advancing a Complete Streets Agenda.” The workshop was directed towards municipalities that have passed a Complete Streets Resolution or expressed a strong interest in moving forward with implementation of complete streets. This is a brief report on the workshop.
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Benefits of Complete Streets

2017
Organizations/Sources: National Complete Streets Coalition
Series of fact sheets highlighting the numerous benefits of complete streets.
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Bridge to River Conceptual Bicylcle Network Analysis

2017
The Bridge to River Conceptual Bicycle Network Analysis was created by Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission staff in collaboration with the City of Philadelphia. The plan includes a comprehensive analysis of existing conditions between the Benjamin Franklin Bridge and the Delaware River in Philadelphia and offers conceptual designs that identify opportunities to improve bicycle connections and safety in the area.
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Building Communities with Transit-Oriented Development

2017
Organizations/Sources: Chester County Planning Commission
Recent trends have indicated that Chester County’s population will grow an additional 146,344 people by 2045, and much of which will occur in urban and suburban areas. Development options such as transit-oriented development can guide population growth and encourage development in the county’s growth areas, while helping to preserve the county’s open space. Many centers within the region are building compact walkable development, such as TOD, to accommodate both Millennials and Baby Boomers.
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Burlington Transportation Plan: Street Design Guidelines

2007
Organizations/Sources: City of Burlington, VT
This draft section of the Burlington Transportation Plan provides design guidance for the city’s streets. The design guidelines address including all transportation modes and are described by street type.
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Complete Streets: Best Policy and Implementation Practices

2010
Organizations/Sources: American Planning Association
Comprehensive guide about adopting a complete streets policy, elements of a successful policy, managing a complete streets program, and funding.
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Complete Streets Program Checklist for Municipalities

Organizations/Sources: Lancaster County Planning Commission
A 10-step checklist to help municipalities implement a complete streets program.
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Comprehensive Transportation Planning: Knitting Together Land-Use and Transportation Decision-Making Through Scenario Planning

2006
Organizations/Sources: Placeways.com
Recognizing the essential relationship between land use, urban form, and transportation decisions, in 2006 the Town of Mooresville, NC initiated three major planning projects: Comprehensive Land Use Plan, a Comprehensive Transportation Plan, and an update of its Zoning Ordinance. Following a suggestion by the Federal Highway Administration, the Town decided to incorporate scenario planning to better link the three planning processes.
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Context Sensitive Design Manual

2018
Organizations/Sources: Georgia Department of Transportation
Comprehensive manual on context-sensitive transportation design (CSD). It highlights the latest research and development information regarding best practices and outlines policy guidelines and procedures for communication strategies, design flexibility, environmental sensitivity, and stakeholder involvement. It also includes case studies of projects that demonstrate good CSD practices.
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Curbless Streets: Evaluating Curbless and Shared-Space Concepts for Use on Philadelphia Streets

2018
Curbless streets, shared space, flex space, and woonerven (or the singular, woonerf) stem from a concept in which typically narrow streets with low vehicle volumes are designed without a curb and with high-quality streetscape materials, enabling the street to function like a plaza or a paved yard. This report summarizes the traits common to curbless streets in peer cities within the United States, the benefits of their use and special considerations, and offers suggestions on selecting potential sites and design tools for use within candidate streets.
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Dangerous by Design

2019
Organizations/Sources: National Complete Streets Coalition
Between 2008 and 2017, drivers struck and killed 49,340 people who were walking on streets all across the United States. That’s more than 13 people per day, or one person every hour and 46 minutes. It’s the equivalent of a jumbo jet full of people crashing—with no survivors—every single month. Dangerous by Design 2019 takes a closer look at this alarming epidemic and highlights how the complete streets design approach can significantly reduce these fatalities.
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Elements of an Ideal Complete Streets Policy

Organizations/Sources: National Complete Streets Coalition
Regardless of a policy’s form, the National Complete Streets Coalition has identified ten elements of a comprehensive Complete Streets policy, as discussed below. For examples of strong policy language, see our current Policy Analysis report:
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Elizabethtown Complete Streets Resolution

2014
Organizations/Sources: Lancaster County Planning Commission
Borough of Elizabethtown (PA) resolution adopting a complete streets policy.
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Green Streets and Parking Lots

Organizations/Sources: Montgomery County Planning Commission
Series of short guides that describe the benefits of green streets and parking lots, and explore tools such as permeable pavement, rain gardens, and more.
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Healthy, Equitable Transportation Policy: Reccommendations and Research

2018
This report demonstrates that transportation policy is, in effect, health policy—and environmental policy, food policy, employment policy, and metropolitan development policy, each of which bears on health independently and in concert with the others.
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Identifying Neighborhood Greenway Possibilities in Philadelphia

2018
This study used best practices from the National Association of City Transportation Officials, Portland State University, and Portland Bureau of Transportation to develop a two-part geographic information system methodology that identified suitable streets to build neighborhood greenways in each of Philadelphia’s 10 city council districts. Neighborhood greenways are low-volume, low-stress streets that prioritize bicycle and pedestrian travel over vehicles.
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Integrating Transportation and Land Use in Comprehensive Plans

2009
This handbook is intended as a resource for Pennsylvania’s county and municipal leaders who seek practical guidance in better integrating land use and transportation in their comprehensive plan efforts.
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Lancaster County Complete Streets Guidebook

2015
Organizations/Sources: Lancaster County Planning Commission
Comprehensive guidebook about planning for and implementing complete streets.
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Minneapolis Design Guidelines for Streets and Sidewalks

2008
Design guidelines for streets and sidewalks in Minneapolis (MN).
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Model Municipal Complete Streets Resolution and Policy

Organizations/Sources: Lancaster County Planning Commission
Model resolution establishing a municipal complete-streets program, as well as a model complete-streets policy.
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Moving Forward Together: Transportation Plan for the City of Burlington

2011
Organizations/Sources: City of Burlington, VT
The Burlington Transportation Plan is a multi-modal transportation improvement plan that provides a comprehensive and coordinated list of roadway, transit, bicycle and pedestrian facility, streetscape and land use recommendations for implementation that satisfy the overall vision of the City developed in the Burlington Municipal Development Plan and the Burlington Legacy Project.
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Pedestrian and Bicycle Friendly Policies, Practices, and Ordinances

2011
This report provides information about recommended practices and ordinances that enhance pedestrian and bicycle safety and accommodations. Encouragement and safety campaigns are also highlighted.
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Pennsylvania Community Transportation Initiative: Program Evaluation and Review of Round I Projects

2012
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) introduced the Pennsylvania Community Transportation Initiative (PCTI) in 2009. An evaluation of the Round 1 PCTI projects was initiated by PennDOT in spring 2012 to identify successes and challenges in the implementation of each project and summarize the lessons learned. A publication of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PUB 738 [09-12])
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Pennsylvania's Traffic Calming Handbook

2012
This comprehensive 114-page handbook covers traffic-calming topics including legal issues, study and approval processes, and design guidelines. It also addresses signage and pavement markings in addition to designs for new street construction and reconstructed streets.
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Phoenix Street Planning and Design Guidelines

Street planning and design guidelines for Phoenix (AZ).
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Practicioners Peer Exchange Environmental Justice Road Map

2016
Report on a national peer exchange focused on incorporating environmental justice into transportation planning.
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Mar 22, 2019
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Road Diet Informational Guide

2014
Authors: Jennifer Rosales
Thorough guide explains the benefits of road diets and details their design and implementation.
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Shading Parking Lots

Organizations/Sources: Montgomery County Planning Commission
Short guide discusses the multiple benefits of planting shade trees in parking areas.
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Mar 12, 2019
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Shifting Gears: Regional Bicycle Outreach and Priority Setting

2011
This report describes Shifting Gears, a three-step process that included inventories of regional bicycle facilities, outreach to stakeholders, and an online survey. Included are descriptions of each of the various components of the program, a set of proposed priority locations based on the inventories and outreach sessions, and survey findings.
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Smart Transportation Guidebook: Planning and Designing Highways and Streets that Support Sustainable and Livable Communities

2008
This guide discusses smart transportation principals that address the planning and design of streets in a sustainable manner. It stresses linking transportation and land-use planning and is intended for agencies, local governments, and developers. It includes roadway and roadside guidelines.
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Smart Transportation in Lancaster County

2010
Organizations/Sources: Lancaster County Planning Commission
Guide focused on smart transportation planning in Lancaster County, including roads, bridges, mixed-use development, pedestrian/bicycle infrastructure, and public transportation.
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Street and Sidewalk Design

2010
Authors: Katherine Ember
Organizations/Sources: Pennsylvania Land Trust Association
Good street and sidewalk design can foster healthier communities by improving public safety, enhancing mobility by fairly supporting all transportation choices, reducing environmental impacts and building community character.
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Street Connectivity Guide

2015
Organizations/Sources: Lehigh Valley Planning Commission
Connectivity is an analysis of the number and variety of connections serving origins such as residential neighborhoods and destinations like schools and shopping areas. Connectivity relates to the number of intersections along a segment of streets and how the entire area is connected to the system. Good street connectivity means providing a variety of ways to get from Point A to B, from using the car to walking. The recommendations in this report are geared toward improving the efficiency of mobility (i.e. ease of movement) and accessibility (i.e. the ability to go from an origin to a desired destination). The benefits of better connectivity go beyond improved mobility and accessibility and can include less traffic congestion, safer streets, municipal cost savings in the provision of services, and reduced need to improve arterial streets.
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Summary Report: Evaluation of Lane Reduction "Road Diet" Measures and Their Effects on Crashes and Injuries

2004
This study evaluated road diets at several locations in California and Washington.
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Sustainable Transportation Actions

2017
Outline of how Greater Philadelphia's transportation network could become more sustainable through technology, pricing, and design. The guide identifies actions for businesses, neighborhoods, governments, and individuals.
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Tacoma Complete Streets Design Guidelines

2009
Organizations/Sources: City of Tacoma, WA
These design guidelines for mixed-use centers and residential areas provide design guidance for city streets in Tacoma (WA).
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Taming Traffic: State of Practice

2011
This report provides an overview of context-sensitive solutions (CSS) and their application throughout the DVRPC region. CSS is an approach to roadway planning in which transportation facilities complement the local context and accommodate all users. Section One discusses CSS techniques, including traffic calming, and highlights a series of local and international examples. Section Two summarizes DVRPC's Taming Traffic Program. Between 2005 and 2010, DVRPC conducted studies of 10 locations throughout the region, recommending a variety of CSS strategies.
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The Best Complete Streets Policies of 2018

2019
Organizations/Sources: National Complete Streets Coalition
Ranking of communities with the best complete streets policies, profiles of five leading communities, and a detailed explanation of the grading framework, and sample policy language.
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The Why and How of Measuring Access to Opportunity: A Guide to Performance Management

2017
Organizations/Sources: National Complete Streets Coalition
This guidebook provides background on the changing priorities in transportation performance management, how some transportation agencies are already incorporating measures of access into their programs, and discusses the data and tools available to support measuring it.
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Traffic Calming

2011
Authors: Nicole Faraguna
Organizations/Sources: Pennsylvania Land Trust Association
Traffic-calming incorporates a variety of design and management strategies in local streetscapes to control volume and speed of traffic for the safety of both motorists and non-motorists.
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Apr 28, 2017
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Traffic-Calming Devices

Organizations/Sources: Montgomery County Planning Commission
Two short guides explaining various methods to calm traffic and make streetscapes more pedestrian friendly.
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