Caltrans to require Complete Streets as part of new projects

Bicyclists in San Francisco
Mark Prado

Caltrans has announced a policy for all new transportation projects it funds or oversees to include Complete Streets features that provide safe and accessible options for people walking, biking and taking transit.

The policy will expand the availability of sustainable transportation options to help meet the state’s climate, health and equity goals, Caltrans officials said.

“California must reduce dependence on driving without sacrificing mobility and accessibility," said Toks Omishakin, Caltrans Director. "As Caltrans and local transportation agencies prepare for the influx of new federal infrastructure funding, it is important that we provide safe, convenient, sustainable and accessible alternatives to driving to achieve our climate goals while equitably serving all Californians."

MTC backs Complete Streets programs and provides toolkits, webinars and other resources to help cities make their roads safer.