Complete Streets

Our streets are an important part of the livability of our villages and hamlets in Delaware County. We believe they should be accessible to everyone, whether young or old, motorist or bicyclist, walker or wheelchair user, visitor or shopkeeper.

Since the signing of the Complete Streets Act on August 15, 2011, requiring NY state, county and local agencies to consider the convenience and mobility of all users when developing transportation projects that receive state and federal funding, a movement is growing to complete the New York State streets. Instituting a Complete Streets policy ensures that transportation planners and engineers consistently design and operate roadways with all users in mind – including bicyclists and pedestrians of all ages and abilities.

A Complete Street roadway design includes sidewalks, lane striping, bicycle lanes, paved shoulders suitable for use by bicyclists, signage, crosswalks, pedestrian control signals, bus pull-outs, curb cuts, raised crosswalks, ramps and traffic calming measures.

Since the New York State Department of Transportation and local agencies – typically counties and municipalities – are responsible for implementing Complete Streets, we are seeking to get every municipality on Delaware County to sign a Complete Street policy so all of us can get out and walk in our communities every day!

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