What is a Complete Street?
A Complete Street is one that provides safe and accessible options for all travel modes - walking, biking, transit and vehicles – for people of all ages and abilities.
Designing streets with these principles contributes toward the safety, health, economic viability and quality of life in a community by improving the pedestrian and vehicular environments. Providing safer, more accessible and comfortable means of travel between home, school, work, recreation and retail destinations helps promote more livable communities.
As designers, planners, public officials and advocates, we have a responsibility to promote and improve public health, reduce traffic congestion, make places safer and more livable, and reduce environmental impacts.
What is MassDOT doing to promote Complete Streets?
MassDOT is committed to the Complete Streets principles in policy and in practice. Read more on this website to learn about our efforts to promote Complete Streets throughout the Commonwealth through training, design guidance and funding.
The Complete Streets Funding Program was launched on February 1, 2016 to provide technical assistance and project funding to foster Complete Streets on local roads.
If you have questions about the Complete Streets Program please email CompleteStreetsProgram@dot.state.ma.us