Chart of the Day – Complete Streets

Today’s Chart of the Day shows Complete Streets Policy Adoption in Minnesota

Number of jurisdictions with an adopted complete streets policy

Number of jurisdictions with an adopted complete streets policy

Source: MnDOT  Annual Transportation Performance Report 2012 is a non-profit and is volunteer run. We rely on your support to keep the servers running. If you value what you read, please consider becoming a member.

5 Responses to Chart of the Day – Complete Streets

  1. Matt Steele May 7, 2014 at 7:36 am #

    Really the only one that matters is MnDOT. Especially outstate, where many main streets are THs.

  2. Eric Anondson
    Eric anondson May 7, 2014 at 7:39 am #

    Having the policy is one thing, having the will to implement it is another. Hopkins has it, but the design of 2015’s reconstruction of Mainstreet has nearly nothing that hints at complete streets. Of all the streets where it should happen, Mainstreet Hopkins calls for it. Losing an opportunity there for another 20 years.

    • Bill Lindeke
      Bill Lindeke May 7, 2014 at 9:04 am #

      Well that’s true. Plans look nice on paper, and policies are nice to mention in passing. But I’d like to see state roads (Snelling, Smith Avenue) actually begin to change, and I’m still waiting…

    • Matt Steele May 7, 2014 at 9:29 am #

      I’m not so sure. Mainstreet Hopkins has very little traffic, and doesn’t really fit a complete streets approach. Rather than creating segregated space for uses, it could almost be a wider version of the Urban Street Design Guide’s Commercial Shared Street… more of a commercial woonerf, where it’s absolutely clear cars may be welcome but they don’t have priority.

      • Eric Anondson
        Eric Anondson May 7, 2014 at 11:04 am #

        A commercial shared street would be the best outcome. I’ve suggested exactly much in my comments to the city at the recent open house. There will be two more in coming weeks and months, I don’t think the city is willing to be that progressive in altering what they know. The city is receiving federal money to make this happen, but it appears all they are doing is redoing ADA ramps, mill and overlay, replacing pavers, installing LED street lights, and putting in some bike posts.