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Complete Streets

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Complete streets are designed and operated to enable safe access for all users. Pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and transit riders of all ages and abilities must be able to safely move along and across a complete street. Creating complete streets means addressing issues such as traffic calming, street design, laSouthern Villagendscaping, lighting and utilities to better enable safe access for all users.

Staff explored how current policies and standards could inform a Complete Streets policy in the Fall of 2010, and brought this information to the Town Council at its January 19th, 2011 meeting. The Council adopted the recommended Complete Streets Policy, as below:

Adopted Complete Streets Policy:

“The Town of Chapel Hill is committed to a Complete Streets policy that promotes healthy and active neighborhoods, which entails providing adequate access to pedestrians, bicyclists, transit riders, and motorists of differing abilities on roadways throughout the community.”

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Would you like to learn more?

www.completestreets.org  
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Complete_streets  
www.planning.org/research/streets/index.htm (podcast)

Questions? Comments?

Contact David Bonk (dbonk@townofchapelhill.org) or Mary Jane Nirdlinger (mnirdlinger@townofchapelhill.org) or call 919-968-2728.

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