Complete streets puts people first. It is a way of thinking about all the ways our streets build community and benefit people of all ages and abilities. Complete Streets includes everyone, whether they walk, roll, drive, or ride transit. Complete Streets affects how we plan, design, operate, and maintain our streets.
Our goal is to create a transportation system that responds to recent changes and anticipates those to come over the next decade. We have the responsibility to design streets that work for everyone—not only drivers. We also have to invest in areas that have been left behind and in high crash corridors where design changes can save lives.
The City of Detroit’s Department of Public Works Complete Streets and Traffic Engineering Divisions partner in participating in the statewide Safe Routes to School Program. The program aims to create safe spaces for children to walk and bike to school.
The goal of implementing a streetscape is to achieve a beautiful corridor where neighborhood businesses can thrive, and where people feel safe and welcomed. The improvements will better encourage all forms of transportation including walking, biking, riding transit and taking a car.