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Complete Streets

The Transit Coalition supports the development of Complete Streets.

Such streets and roadways are developed to provide safe and efficient transportation choices to move people.

We believe the streets of Southern California ought to be designed to support a variety of transportation options, not just automobile travel. Streets that are designed to accommodate solely automobile traffic often cause inconveniences or even safety issues for pedestrians, bicyclists, transit riders, and equestrians.

The Transit Coalition believes a street should offer the following to be a Complete Street:

  • Concrete Sidewalks.
  • Bicycle Lanes or Parallel Bicycle Trail.
  • Wide Shoulders or Other Landscaped Buffers.
  • Marked and Accessible Street Crossings at Intersections.
  • Landscaped Medians.
  • Bus Turnouts.
  • Audible Pedestrian Signals.
  • Equestrian Trails Through Rural or Very Low Density Housing Areas

    Such Complete Streets will encourage more walking, public transit use, and bicycling.

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    • Walkable Communities - We work to improve walkability in Los Angeles while also promoting pedestrian-friendly street designs and street-level activity.

    • Bicycles - We work with several bicycle groups and see what can be done to improve bicycling in Los Angeles and make the bicycle interact better with the transit system.

    • Equestrian Trails - Southern California is home to many equestrian ranches and we believe equestrian travel should be accommodated with dirt trails which run parallel to rural roads.

    Links

    • Complete the Streets - The streets of our cities and towns ought to be for everyone, whether young or old, motorist or bicyclist, walker or wheelchair user, bus rider or shopkeeper. But too many of our streets are designed only for speeding cars, or worse, creeping traffic jams. They’re unsafe for people on foot or bike — and unpleasant for everybody.
    • A Better Inland Empire - TOD Concepts - Conceptual land use maps demonstrating how sprawl and long distance commuting can be stopped in the Inland Empire with walkable and transit oriented development.
    • Sierra Club Community Transformations - Transforming automobile-dependent development into walkable communities.
    • New Urbanism - Giving people many choices for living an urban lifestyle in sustainable, convenient and enjoyable places, while providing the solutions to peak oil, global warming, and climate change

  • The Transit Coalition is not affiliated with any public entity or private organization.
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