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What are Complete Streets?
Complete Streets are roads designed and built for every user – drivers, bikers, walkers, children, older adults, and people of all abilities. Complete Streets is a commitment to design a safe route for bikers and walkers when new streets are built or current streets are improved.
There are many ways to design Complete Streets. Some of these are very low cost. One or more will fit your community!
What makes a street “complete?”
- Striped bike lanes
- Curb extensions
- Parallel or side paths along roadways
- Streets designed for safer, slower traffic
How Complete Streets help communities
- Allows people to choose whether to walk, bike, or drive
- Helps people save money
- Helps air quality because of fewer car trips
- Increases property values
- Helps kids stay active by walking or biking to school
- Allows older adults to go places in their community, without a car
- Improves the flow of traffic by making it easier to reach more places in the community
- Improves the local economy because people spend money locally when they can walk or bike more places
- St. Clair County Health Department
- HeartLands Conservancy
- Metro East Parks and Recreation
- City of Belleville
- University of Illinois
- McKendree University
- St. Clair County Transit
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Discusses findings from “Walking the Walk: How Walkability Raises Housing Values in U.S. Cities” by Joseph Cortwright.