The main idea behind Complete Streets is that streets should be accessible to everyone, regardless of one’s ability, disability, or mode of transportation. Complete Streets balance the needs of drivers, pedestrians, bicyclists, transit riders, emergency responders, and the movement of freight and goods while considering local context and needs.
The Complete Streets process in Delaware was first formalized in April 2009 with Executive Order 6, which called for a Statewide Complete Streets Policy. On January 6, 2010, the DelDOT Complete Streets Policy became effective. The policy was a concrete step toward creating a transportation system that provides facilities for biking, walking, and transit to increase safety, reduce automobile traffic congestion, and improve air quality.
Complete Streets Design Guide
In April 2023, DelDOT published the Draft Complete Streets Design Guide to provide design guidance for state, county, and local transportation staff to create comfortable and viable Complete Streets transportation facilities. The guide includes tools and methodologies for designing Complete Streets in a variety of settings that can be customized to meet the needs of the surrounding communities and fit local context to support safer, more connected, and livable communities.
The public is encouraged to review the plan and send comments or questions to email@example.com.