Building upon a toolkit developed by the Southern Westchester Energy Action Consortium, Tri-State Transportation Campaign in collaboration with the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities, has created a "Complete Streets in a Box" toolkit to support the adoption and implementation of complete streets policies by Connecticut municipalities. In 2010, Connecticut's Complete Streets Law went into effect and now all transportation projects that receive state funding must consider using complete streets design features. It is important that local communities follow suit, and consider adopting local policies that encourage the development of a connected complete streets network in our region.
Why do complete streets matter? Complete streets are safe, comfortable, and convenient for travel for everyone, regardless of age or ability—motorists, pedestrians, bicyclists, and public transportation riders. With simple changes to the way we design and build our roads, we can ensure that everyone is safer, no matter where they're going or how they're getting there.