Contested Streets: Discussion Results – What makes a complete street?

Pedestrian Priority

Easy to cross street-safe with refuge in middle

Fun and interactive

Gathering spaces

People attractors

Green space

Smooth, even surface

Well maintained

Fewer parking lots

More angled and parallel parking

Physical separation for bike lines

Programming / activities nightlife

Street Vendors

Outdoor (dog friendly) dining

No drive thru

Shelter from the elements – awnings, tree canopies, transit stops

Signage (wayfinding/neighborhoods) – Planets, neighborhoods, distance markers

Edible landscapes

Well placed (thoughtful) street furniture and poles/signs –benches, trash receptacles, recycling bins, bike racks/station, water, Band-Aids

Wide sidewalks

Bike rental/exchange

Zip Car

ADA considerations

Trails through neighborhoods

Mixed Use

Retail, Storefront




Trash containers

Code enforcement

Seating, shelter


Pedestrian Lighting

Signage, Signage

Good urban building built up to street

Close off streets

Hub of walkability combined with ability to go between hubs with bike/bus

Well marked pedestrian and bike marking

Incentive for dense park structure

Severe road diet

Using hedges/ trees

Narrow curbs

Bike lanes through boulevard,

Protected pedestrian and bike lanes

Bike Racks

Bike Lanes

Connected trail systems

Full lanes for cycles

People / Bikes

Curvy roads (calm traffic), Traffic calming,

Wider sidewalks, markets, more activity

Medians/curb extensions – for AG, planting containers with edibles

Street Trees – Fruit and larger planting zones

Art Interactive


Planting Containers with edibles

People Street

Clean / Green

Safe – police, public

Places to gather/sit

Variety (activities, physical)

Shade/ vegetation

Essential services (Bank, Post Office)

Games/ Courts

Social events

Pedestrian Buffers

Public Art

Farmers markets/vendors/community gardens

Paving – safe variety

Dog friendly


Green storm management

Storm drainage (well designed and maintained)


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