Complete Streets for Your Community

Municipal rights-of-way are typically comprised of complex and interconnected systems of infrastructure assets including roadways, water, sanitary and storm pipes, service connections, sidewalks, landscaping, signs, lighting, and traffic lights, to name a few.

Municipal decision makers are tasked with making the best use of available funding to manage these assets at an acceptable level of service. This means having to manage a broad range of assets within a portfolio, with each asset deteriorating at a different rate and requiring interventions that often times are not optimally coordinated to reduce cost and limit disruption to customers.

Quite often, the O&M, renewal, and replacement of different asset classes are managed by diverse operating entities or “silos” within an organization. This piecemeal or silo-based planning results in poor communication between operating entities and sub-optimal asset portfolio performance.

Complete Streets is an approach to road planning and design that considers and balances the needs of all transportation users.
— INDOT Complete Streets Guide

By using the recommended treatments coming out of dTIMS, the opportunity exists to perform an optimization on all of the assets within the Complete Street. This typically includes some or all of the following elements:

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  • Audible pedestrian signals
  • Pedestrian countdown signals
  • Sidewalk bump-out
  • Bus pull-off lanes
  • Underground Utilities
  • Roads
  • Sidewalks & crosswalks
  • Bike or shared lanes
  • Wide shoulders
  • Refuge medians
  • Raised crosswalks
An “optimally coordinated” capital plan has been shown to save a city between 5% and 10% over an un-coordinated approach over 30 years.
— Tetra Tech Study

Featured Complete Streets Projects

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City of Fort Collins, Colorado

In the absence of a widespread rail or water transport network, Ireland’s road network plays a vital role in the country’s economy. The road network consists of over 5,300 centreline kilometres of road.

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City of Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta

Predicting the performance state of a pavement network is often high on the priority list for any local council or road agency when it comes to making sure the pavements are performing to satisfactory conditions.