Complete Streets are streets for everyone. They are designed and operated to enable safe access for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and transit riders of all ages and abilities.
2021 Policy Update
An updated Complete Streets policy will continue to formalize the City of San Antonio’s intent to plan, design, and maintain streets so they are safe for all users of all ages and abilities. The policy will direct transportation planners and engineers to consistently design and construct the right-of-way to accommodate all anticipated users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, public transportation users, motorists, and freight vehicles.
The updated policy will look at the following 10 elements:
- Vision and Intent: Includes an equitable vision for how and why the community wants to complete its streets. Specifies need to create complete, connected, network and specifies at least four modes, two of which must be biking and walking.
- Diverse Users: Benefits all users equitably, particularly vulnerable users and the most underinvested and underserved communities.
- Commitment in All Projects and Phases: Applies to new, retrofit/reconstruction, maintenance, and ongoing projects.
- Clear, Accountable Exceptions: Makes any exceptions specific and sets a clear procedure that requires high-level approval and public notice prior to exceptions being granted.
- Jurisdiction: Requires interagency coordination between city departments and partner agencies on complete streets.
- Design: Directs the use of the latest and best design criteria and guidelines and sets a time frame for their implementation.
- Land Use and Context Sensitivity: Considers the surrounding community’s current and expected land use and transportation needs.
- Performance Measures: Establishes performance standards that are specific, equitable, and available to the public
- Project Selection Criteria: Provides specific criteria to encourage funding prioritization for Complete Streets implementation.
- Implementation Steps: Includes specific next steps for implementation of the policy.
Complete Streets policy document
In order to advance and support Vision Zero and Complete Streets, new and robust policies must be in place to guide the planning and implementation of our infrastructure. This starts with embracing the concept of micromobility as a city. Micromobility includes pedestrians, bicyclists, ADA-assisted vehicles/wheelchairs, electric bicycles (e-bikes), and electric scooters
The City of San Antonio will be completing a Micromobility Toolkit and Policy as part of the Complete Streets Update. This policy will provide guidance on how to incorporate micromobility options into our streets. Topics such as road diets, on-street parking, recommended bicycle and pedestrian facilities, among others will be considered.
2020 survey results
Ways to get involved
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- Please use the contact information below to schedule a virtual presentation to your neighborhood or community organization.