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Complete Streets is an approach to road planning and design that considers and balances the needs of all transportation users. The program is about the basics: improving the transportation system’s safety and functionality for all users regardless of age, ability, or mode of travel (car, truck, walking, biking, or transit). Its main premise simply involves getting people around safely and efficiently from point A to point B, using whatever mode of travel they choose.
INDOT has adopted a Complete Streets Guideline & Policy that builds upon multiple efforts and promotes an integrated multimodal transportation system that sustains land use developments.
Complete Streets provides many benefits to residents, business owners, developers, and communities. Over the years, INDOT has been involved in various state programs and activities that tie into the Complete Streets concept.
Complete Streets encourages street connectivity and the creation of a balanced, comprehensive transportations system for a ll modes of travel. By providing safe, accessible, and efficient connections between destinations, INDOT ensures that a number of benefits are realized for Indiana residents:
Although there is not just one prescription for Complete Streets, INDOT will consider Complete Streets options during the planning, design, construction, maintenance and operation of new and reconstructed transportation facilities. Therefore, INDOT will assess the context of each possible highway improvement and address the needs of all transportation users. Appropriate options will be based on:
Options that may or may not be selected, depending on each project’s unique situation, could include:
Indiana citizens play an important role in shaping the transportation decisions that will affect their communities. INDOT is constantly looking for and receiving comments and input from citizens, elected officials, and transportation professionals to support our transportation planning process. INDOT’s public involvement procedures provide opportunities for early and continuing engagement of public and community stakeholders in developing transportation plans, programs, and projects.
INDOT Technical Planning Section
Division of Planning & Asset Management
100 North Senate Ave. Room N955
Indianapolis, IN 46204-2217
Director, Asset Management Division
Indiana Department of Transportation