Complete Streets

A community or agency that adopts a Complete Streets approach to transportation planning is making a commitment to planning, designing, and maintaining their street system for all users.  It ensures safe access, convenience, and comfortable travel for pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and transit riders of all ages and abilities. Complete Streets make it easy to cross the street, walk to shops, and bicycle to work.

In 2015-16, SNHPC undertook a major project to produce a Complete Streets Toolkit.  

The SNHPC CS Toolkit includes the following:

  • An overview of Complete Streets – what they are, their history, and community examples in NH and beyond
  • A review of the SNHPC regional effort to incorporate complete streets in project planning with community stakeholders
  • Planning and policy section that includes the benefits of complete streets, policies in our regions, and rural, suburban, and urban examples
  • Design and engineering examples for a variety of needs such as bicycle and pedestrian facilities, accessible accommodations, and transit
  • And a wonderful section on the 2016 SNHPC Pilot Programs in the towns of Deerfield (below), Francestown, and Windham

Deerfield Complete Streets Pilot (Oct 2016)
SNHPC staff use a hand-painted crosswalk to demonstrate pedestrian safety in Deerfield (Oct. 2016)

For more information on Complete Streets, please visit the Complete Streets website and see the fact sheet below.