Complete Streets Resource List

Basics

American Planning Association and American Institute of Certified Planners. 2007. Complete Streets. Audio/web conference. www.planning.org/APAStore/Search/Default.aspx?p=3678

American Planning Association. Planning Advisory Service. Complete Streets. QuickNotes No. 5. www.planning.org/pas/quicknotes/pdf/QN5text.pdf

Dumbaugh, Eric. 2005. "Safe Streets, Livable Streets." Journal of the American Planning Association 71 (3): 283-300. www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~content=a787370026~db=all~order=page

Ewing, Reid, Keith Bartholomew, Steve Winkelman, Jerry Walters, and Don Chen, 2008. Growing Cooler: The Evidence on Urban Development and Climate Change, Urban Land Institute, Smart Growth America, Washington, D.C. www.planning.org/APAStore/Search/Default.aspx?p=3865

Handy, Susan, Robert Paterson, and Kent Butler. 2003. Planning for Street Connectivity: Getting from Here to There. Planning Advisory Service Report no. 515, Chicago: American Planning Association. www.planning.org/APAStore/Search/Default.aspx?p=2426

Handy, Susan. 2002. "You Can Get There from Here." PAS Memo, November.

McCann, Barbara. 2005. "Complete the Streets!" Planning, May, 18-23. www.planning.org/planning/2005/may/completestreets.htm

McCann, Barbara. 2007. "Complete the Streets for Smart Growth." On Common Ground, Summer, 26-31. www.realtor.org/smart_growth.nsf/docfiles/summer07_streets.pdf/
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McCann, Barbara and John LaPlante. 2008. "Complete Streets: We Can Get There From Here." ITE Journal 78 (5): 24-28. www.completestreets.org/webdocs/resources/cs-ite-may08.pdf

Moore, Terry and Paul Thorsnes, with Bruce Appleyard. 2007. The Transportation/Land Use Connection. Planning Advisory Service Report 546/547. Chicago: American Planning Association. www.planning.org/APAStore/Search/Default.aspx?p=3675

National Complete Streets Coalition. 2008. "Introduction to Complete Streets." PowerPoint presentation. www.completestreets.org/webdocs/resources/cs-into.ppt

Transportation Alternatives. 2008. Streets to Live By: How livable street design can bring economic, health and quality-of-life benefits to New York City. http://transalt.org/files/newsroom/reports/streets_to_live_by.pdf

Guidelines

Institute of Transportation Engineers. 2009. Context Sensitive Solutions in Designing Major Urban Thoroughfares for Walkable Communities: An ITE Proposed Recommended Practice. Washington, D.C.: Institute of Transportation Engineers. www.ite.org/bookstore/RP036.pdf

U.S. Access Board. 1999. Accessible Public Rights-of-Way Guidelines. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Access Board. www.access-board.gov/prowac/guide/PROWGuide.htm

Victoria Transport Policy Institute. 2009. "Multi-Modal Level-of-Service (LOS) Indicators."Online TDM encyclopedia. Victoria, B.C.: Victoria Transport Policy Institute. www.vtpi.org/tdm/tdm129.htm

Design Considerations

American Planning Association. 2006. Planning and Urban Design Standards. Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley & Sons. www.planning.org/APAStore/Search/Default.aspx?p=3088

Bicycle/Pedestrian Considerations

McCann, Barbara. 2007. Inclusive Pedestrian Environments: Resources & Recommendations Project Report. Web-based resource from Project Action and Adaptive Environments. http://adaptiveenvironments.org/pedestrian/

New Jersey Bicycle and Pedestrian Resource Center. 2008. Constructing, Maintaining, and Financing Sidewalks in New Jersey. www.njbikeped.org/index.php?module=Downloads&func=prep_hand_out&lid=1513

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy. 2008. Active Transportation for America: A Case for Increased Federal Investment in Bicycling and Walking. www.railstotrails.org/resources/documents/whatwedo/atfa/ATFA_20081020.pdf

U.S. Department of Transportation. Federal Highway Administration. 2008. A Resident's Guide for Creating Safe and Walkable Communities. http://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/ped_bike/ped/ped_walkguide/

Aging Populations

Lynott, Jana, et al. Planning Complete Streets for an Aging America. May 2009. AARP Public Policy Institute. Washington, D.C. www.aarp.org/research/housing-mobility/transportation/2009_02_streets.html

Complete Streets Policy Inventory and Evaluation (Appendix A) http://assets.aarp.org/rgcenter/il/2009_02_streets_5.pdf

Children

Safe Routes to School National Partnership. 2008. Safe Routes to School Improves the Built Environment. A Report prepared for the Centers for Disease Control. www.saferoutespartnership.org/media/file/SRTS_built_environment_12-08_lo-res.pdf

Accessibility

Sanchez, Thomas W., et al. 2007. The Right to Transportation: Moving to Equity. Chicago: Planners Press. www.planning.org/APAStore/Search/Default.aspx?p=3655

Szold, Terry S. 2002. "What Difference Has the ADA Made?" Planning, April, 10-15. www.planning.org/planning/2002/apr/ADA.htm

Public Transit

Federal Transit Administration & Federal Highway Administration. 2006. Transportation Planning Capacity Building Program Peer Workshop Report: Completing the Streets for Transit: A Planning Workshop. www.planning.dot.gov/Peer/Chicago/chicago_2007.htm

Transportation Research Board. National Cooperative Highway Research Program. 2008. NCHRP Report 616: Multimodal Level of Service Analysis for Urban Streets. http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/nchrp/nchrp_rpt_616.pdf

Health Aspects

Frank, Lawrence D., James F. Sallis, Terry L. Conway, James E. Chapman, Brian E. Saelens, and William Bachman. 2006. "Many Pathways from Land Use to Health: Associations between Neighborhood Walkability and Active Transportation, Body Mass Index, and Air Quality." Journal of the American Planning Association 72 (1) 75-87. www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~content=a787384888~db=all~order=page

Morris, Marya. 2006. Planning Active Communities. Planning Advisory Service Report no. 543/544. Chicago: American Planning Association. www.planning.org/APAStore/Search/Default.aspx?p=3650

Sallis, James F., and Karen Glanz. 2006. "The Role of Built Environments in Physical Activity, Eating, and Obesity in Childhood." Future of Children 16 (1): 89-108. www.futureofchildren.org/information2826/information_show.htm?doc_id=355433

Examples and Implementation

Massachusetts Highway Department. 2006. Project Development and Design Guide. Boston: Massachusetts Highway Department. www.mhd.state.ma.us/default.asp?pgid=content/designGuide&sid=about

Charlotte (North Carolina), City of. 2007. Urban Street Design Guidelines. www.charmeck.org/departments/transportation/urban+street+design+guidelines.htm

Metropolitan Transportation Commission. 2006. Routine Accommodation of Pedestrians and Bicyclists in the Bay Area: Results from Interviews with Transportation Professionals and Recommendations to Encourage Routine Accommodation. Oakland, Cal.: Metropolitan Transportation Commission. http://apps.mtc.ca.gov/meeting_packet_documents/agenda_668
/Routine_Accommodation_Ped_Bike_Study_6-06.pdf

Recently Introduced Legislation

State of California. Assembly Bill 1358. California Complete Streets Act of 2008. www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/07-08/bill/asm/ab_1351-1400/ab_1358_bill_20080930_chaptered.pdf

H.R. 1443: Complete Streets Act of 2009 www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h111-1443

S. 584: Complete Streets Act of 2009 www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=s111-584

Web Links to Project Partners

American Planning Association: www.planning.org

National Complete Streets Coalition: www.completestreets.org

National Policy and Legal Analysis Network to Prevent Childhood Obesity (NPLAN): www.nplanonline.org