The California Bicycle Coalition has adopted a number of campaigns in its advocacy for better cycling in California. One of those is the ‘Complete Streets’ Initiative.
The goal of ‘Complete Streets’ is to “ensure that all public roads in California are designed and operated to accommodate all roadway users, including bicyclists, public transit riders, and pedestrians of all ages and abilities”.
Complete Streets will vary significantly depending on the conditions (rural, urban, flat, hilly, etc). They may include:
- Bike Lanes (or wide paved shoulders)
- Special Bus Lanes
- Comfortable and Accessible Transit Stops
- Frequent Crossing Opportunities
- Median Islands
- Accessible Pedestrian Signals
- Increases Transportation Choices
- Economic Revitalization
- Improved Return on Infrastructure Investments
- Quality of Place
- Improved Safety
- More Walking and Bicycling