Complete Streets Applications
The application of Complete Street concepts is often mistakenly believed to require costly roadway reconstruction projects. Under this misconception, the integration of bicycle, pedestrian, and transit needs are often disregarded when simple resurfacing projects are developed. A process that identifies appropriate roadway corridors and integrates these Complete Street concepts into the more common “1R” resurfacing projects would allow communities to more readily implement a Complete Street application to enhance the roadway for all users, with little additional cost to the community. RSG has developed a process for integrating a Complete Street cross-section into an existing programmed 1R project. The Complete Street Pilot Testing process has been successfully implemented in several communities across Northern New England. The results are cost effective, community led projects that meet the needs of bicyclists, pedestrians, transit operators, and personal vehicles at a minimal investment to the community.