Complete streets are designed and operated to enable safe access for all users. Those users include 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. They allow buses to run on time and make it safe for people to walk to and from train stations (Smart Growth America).
The ITE Complete Streets Council (CSC) represents and promotes the concept of complete streets and looks to help serve the needs of pedestrians, bicyclists, transit users, freight, autos, and other forms of travel in the planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance of complete, multi-modal transportation systems. The Council works to position ITE as the go-to resource on multi-modal transportation for its members and as an active partner with other organizations and agencies in this field. As a cross-cutting technical council, the CSC coordinates and showcases ongoing initiatives and evaluates internal and external technical, policy, and institutional opportunities for ITE to become a leader in complete streets.
Are you interested in learning more about how to get involved? The CSC has a variety of ongoing activities that help them meet their mission. These include meaningful on-line discussions of multi-modal transportation planning, funding, implementation, maintenance, and evaluation/measurement; access to professional development training opportunities; ability to mine and share valuable information with similar professionals; opportunity to conduct, sponsor, and review research on multi-modal transportation and complete streets; and establishment of lasting professional relationships with your peers.
Do you have ideas and time to contribute? The current chair of the ITE Complete Streets Council is Meghan Mitman with Fehr & Peers in San Francisco.Vice-Chairs are Dale Bracewell with the City of Vancouver and Lawrence Marcus with Arlington County. The council is always looking for new members and volunteers to lead new efforts to advance safety on our network. If you are interested in learning more or becoming involved, let them know!