Today, Tri-State Transportation Campaign and the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities released the “Complete Streets in a Box” toolkit, which provides resources to support the adoption and implementation of complete streets policies on a local level. The toolkit contains a variety of Connecticut-specific resources for municipalities interested in making their streets safer for all users of the road, including a PowerPoint presentation on complete streets, a complete streets policy template, and a primer on liability and complete streets in the state. Complete streets are intended to create a safer, more sustainable transportation network, and they have other far-reaching effects, from the overall health and wellness of communities to neighborhood vibrancy.
In 2009, Connecticut adopted a statewide complete streets law that is considered one of the strongest in the country. It is important that local communities also consider adopting local policies in order to encourage a full complete streets network in our region. Road networks don’t begin and end at municipal boundaries, and a cohesive approach to road design and policy can make the state’s travel network safer and give residents multiple transportation options.
The toolkit can be found at tstc.org/ctcompletestreets/.