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Phoenix Adopts Complete Streets PolicyPhoenix Adopts Complete Streets Policy<div class="ExternalClass9BF50FA3969D4D37A4B9FD5A894392CA"><p>At the formal council meeting held June 28, the City Council adopted a <span style="text-decoration:underline;">complete streets policy</span> which further advances Phoenix's goal to create a more sustainable transportation system that is safe and accessible for everyone. Complete streets provide infrastructure that encourages active transportation such as walking, bicycling, transportation choices and increased connectivity.</p><p> </p><p>"The streets in our community are not just for cars, they are for everyone," said Mayor Greg Stanton. "A great modern city has to have streets that work for cars, public transit, bicyclists and pedestrians, and that is what our Complete Streets policy is creating."  </p><p> </p><p>With this policy in place, Phoenix joins a national movement that includes communities across the nation that have passed policies committed to building safer, more accessible streets for all road users. </p><p> </p><p>The policy also supports major City initiatives such as the Transportation 2050 Program, Comprehensive Bicycle Master Plan, Downtown Phoenix Comprehensive Transportation Plan, General Plan, Choice Neighborhoods Grant, Reinvent PHX and other multi-modal planning and development activities.</p><p> </p><p>In July of 2014, the City Council adopted ordinances that helped establish the guiding principles and an advisory board to develop the Complete Streets Policy. </p><p> </p><p>Based on the established guiding principles approved by City Council, elements of the Complete Streets policy where achieved through input received from staff and the complete streets advisory board that was formed with community and city stakeholders interested in active transportation and safe streets; and other stakeholders including both private development and health representatives. </p><p> </p><p>Next steps to implement the policy entail modifying the existing Street Transportation Design Guidelines to include Complete Streets guidance and the creation of a set of performance measures to assist in measuring the success of Complete Streets implementation. These efforts will be based on principles and best practices identified by the National Association of City Transportation Officials.</p><p> </p><p>The complete streets advisory board, staff and stakeholders will provide input on potential revisions to the City Code and processes to advance the Complete Streets effort for street projects.</p><p> </p><p>For more information about the City's complete streets program, visit this <span style="text-decoration:underline;">li​nk</span>.</p></div>6/29/2017 7:00:00 AMMonica Hernandez 602-350-8853Mark Melnychenko 602-531-0192