The Complete Streets Design Handbook

The Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities has released a draft of the Complete Streets Design Handbook for public comment.  Complete Streets uses a variety of design measures and policies to make streets safer and more accessible for all types of transportation: pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists, and public transit users. 

The new handbook illustrates preferred multi-modal street designs and best management practices to realize Complete Streets for all types of roadways in Philadelphia.  The handbook also provides a comprehensive checklist to ensure these designs and practices are applied to new, reconstructed, and redesigned streets.  Finally, the handbook catalogues the existing street design policy and recommends new policies and practices for issues not currently addressed. 

This Complete Streets handbook will primarily be used by City and State agency staff, design professionals, private developers, community groups, and others involved in planning, design, and operation of streets in Philadelphia.  Implementing Complete Streets policies will help all projects that impact the public right-of-way to create safer and more accessible streets. 

Complete Streets is an excellent way for your community group to identify specific strategies to improve the public right of way in your neighborhood.  From now until October 1st, a draft copy of the Complete Streets handbook is open for public comment.  Please take a moment to check out the Handbook.  What designs and policies could benefit the street you live on? 

Find out more: The Complete Streets Handbook

If your community is interested in learning more about how Complete Streets can benefit your area, you can request a briefing from the Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities.  All comments and questions should be directed to Ariel Ben-Amos to .  


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