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Complete Streets Working Group

What are 'Complete Streets'?

Complete streets are designed and operated to enable safe access for all users. Pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists, and public transportation users of all ages and abilities are able to safely move along and across a complete street. Visit the National Complete Streets Coalition or the Complete Streets FAQ for more information.

Our Recommendations

Both individually and collectively, all of the Complete Streets Working Group's organizations experience an intense set of needs and interests around transportation safety, ease of access to basic goods and services, and reducing costs associated with transportation – especially at a time when any and all household expenditure reductions are important. Because our transportation system serves as the connective fiber between neighborhoods, schools, services, retail centers, and parks, it is an issue that is central to every resident, business and organization. Complete Streets policies direct transportation planners and engineers to consistently design with all users in mind including drivers, public transportation riders, pedestrians, and bicyclists as well as older people, children, and people with disabilities.

 Complete Streets Letter to the Planning Commission [PDF, 98.5KB] (October 7, 2010)
 Complete Streets Working Group Circulation Element Policy Recommendations [PDF, 239KB]

Who is the Working Group?

The CSWG is composed of growing list of organizations, including the Humboldt Partnership for Active Living, the California Center for Rural Policy, Healthy Humboldt Coalition, Green Wheels, Area 1 Agency on Aging, Tri-County Independent Living, Humboldt Del Norte IPA, Bigfoot Bicycle Club, Trails Trust of Humboldt Bay, Humboldt Bay Bicycle Commuter's Association, SafePATHS (Planning Areawide Trails, Highways, and Streets), LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Humboldt Senior Resource Center and the Sierra Club.

If you have any questions or comments, or would like to be a part of the Complete Streets Working Group, please contact Emily Sinkhorn, 707-269-2061 or