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Complete Streets

Complete Streets is a nationwide initiative that encourages the development of walkable, sustainable communities through an integrated approach to the planning of transportation networks. Last year, the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners unanimously passed a resolution to adopt the Complete Streets concept, a proven factor in reducing roadway accidents involving pedestrians, cyclists and motorists.

Miami-Dade County Complete Streets Design Guidelines available
Do you want safer streets in your community? Do you want to be able to get around by bike, foot, transit and automobile? Do you need help calming traffic in your community? Check out the Complete Streets Design Guidelines.

The Complete Streets Design Guidelines was supported by Grant Number 1U58DP005957, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Transportation expert brings Los Angeles Complete Streets story to Miami
On Sept. 15, 2016, Los Angeles Department of Transportation General Manager Seleta Reynolds addressed Miami-Dade area mayors and transportation professionals about the growing trend in fatalities on the roads and discussed how to help an auto-dominated community begin designing, planning, constructing streets to increase safety and mobility for all people.

Made possible by The Miami Foundation, Ms. Reynolds' visit highlighted her success with the Great Streets of Los Angeles program.  Additionally, she shared her work as chair of the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) in developing the Urban Street Design Guide, a publication known for liberating city engineers from conventional roadway design

Leaders gather to tackle bicyclist and pedestrian crashes
On Jan. 14, 75 elected officials and municipal administrators gathered at the UM School of Medicine to discuss the safety of our streets. Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez announced about his commitment to build a new Complete Streets demo project after getting insight from transportation innovator and author, Gabe Klein. Mr. Klein highlighted the toll of the 1,240,000 crashes on roads worldwide.

Local leaders discussed the actions we can take to increase the safety of our roads.  Miami-Dade has consistently ranked among the worst metropolitan areas in the country for bicycle and pedestrian fatalities.

Complete Streets Forum
On April 29, more than 120 transportation, planning, policy and management professionals participated in the Complete Streets Forum featuring national, state and local speakers who provided insights on how to implement Complete Streets in Miami-Dade. Building upon the Complete Streets Resolution that was passed November 2014, Neat Streets Miami brought together experts to discuss best practices and innovative methods of realizing Complete Streets across the nation.