On March 5, 2014, the IRTC Policy Committee approved a complete streets policy for the central Indiana region. Complete Streets are streets for everyone. They are designed and operated to enable safe access for all users. Pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists, and public transportation users of all ages and abilities are able to safely move along and across a complete street. Complete Streets make it easy to cross the street, walk to shops, and bicycle to work. They allow buses to run on time and make it safe for people to walk to and from train stations.
Roadways that are planned and designed using a Complete Streets approach may include one or many of the following elements: sidewalks, bike lanes (or wide paved shoulders), special bus lanes, comfortable and accessible public transportation stops, frequent and safe crossing opportunities, median islands, accessible pedestrian signals, curb extensions, narrower travel lanes, roundabouts, and more. A “complete” street in a rural area will look quite different from a “complete” street in a highly urban area, but both are designed to balance safety and convenience for everyone using the road.
For more information, check out these documents:
Complete Streets Task Force
Check back for updates on the next MPO Complete Streets Task Force meeting.
Click the image below to view an interactive map that includes a combination of existing multimodal facilities and recommendations for future facilities.
-- MPO's Urbanized Area Boundary
-- Existing Bikeways
-- Proposed Bikeways
-- Existing Transit Routes