January 25, 2016
A San Joaquin Valley Economic Development Tool
The streets that connect residents and visitors to homes, schools, businesses and places of livelihood in San Joaquin Valley communities present opportunities for economic growth. Local governments can maximize these public assets by building Complete Streets – streets that provide safe, easy access and greater mobility for people who are walking, bicycling, driving or riding public transit.
“Complete Streets” are roadways that safely and comfortably serve all users, including motorists, cyclists, pedestrians, transit and school-bus riders, delivery and service drivers, haulers and emergency responders. Users include people of all ages and abilities. Complete Street designs take into consideration the entire right of way, including the road and sidewalk, and the relationship to surrounding properties.