Monday, December 01, 2008

Will Mixed Use Centers Get Complete Streets?

The term “complete streets” refers to streets and sidewalks that are designed, operated and maintained to enable safe and convenient access and travel for all users – pedestrians, bicyclists, transit riders, and people of all ages and abilities, as well as freight and motor vehicle drivers. This blog reported on the City's initial proposal for complete streets back in October.

Since then City staff has analyzed the opportunities and challenges of “completing” streets within Tacoma’s Mixed-use Centers, and is developing recommended streetscape guidelines for the City Council’s consideration.

A final draft report summarizing the findings and recommendations for complete streets in Tacoma’s Mixed-use Centers, is now under review by the City’s work group. The report incorporates in depth analysis as well as extensive input from city staff, partner agencies, interested groups and citizens. The project team will present the report to the City Council Environment and Public Works Committee on December 10th at their 4:30 pm meeting.

For more information or to view the project presentations to date, you can visit, then select MUC Complete Streets Guidelines.

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