11 of the nation’s best ‘Complete Streets’ policies of 2014

Austin, Texas, and Troy, N.Y., are among the cities with the strongest safe streets policies, according to a new report.

February 11, 2015 |
11 of the nation’s best ‘Complete Streets’ policies of 2014 Austin

Guadalupe Street in Austin, Texas. The Lone Star State capital ranked number five. Photo courtesy city of Austin.

The organization Smart Growth America releases a report on U.S. cities with the highest scores in implementing Complete Streets policies.

Complete Streets polices include laws, resolutions, and planning and design documents that encourage providing “safe access to destinations for everyone, regardless of age, ability, income, or ethnicity, no matter how they travel,” according to SGA. 

The report uses 10 elements to measure how the Complete Streets policy is enacted in a city. The cities and agencies with the highest scores in 2014 are:

  1. Ogdensburg, N.Y.
  2. Troy, N.Y.
  3. Lakemoor, Ill.
  4. Dawson County, Mont.
  5. Austin, Texas
  6. Acton, Mass.
  7. Middleton, Mass.
  8. Reading, Mass.
  9. Salem, Mass.
  10. Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Calif.
  11. Stoughton, Mass.

Learn more about the policies at Smart Growth America.

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