The streets of our cities and towns play an important role in the livability of our communities. Everyone, regardless of age, ability, income, race, or ethnicity, should have safe and convenient access to community destinations and public places–whether walking, wheeling, driving, bicycling, or taking public transportation. Yet, too many of our streets are designed only for cars, and how quickly they can move up and down streets. They are unsafe for people on foot or bike—and unpleasant for everyone. OCHD is working with local cities and towns to promote “Complete Streets,” providing safe and accessible options for all travel models for all people. Streets that are designed to be safe and incorporate various travel models contribute toward the safety, health, economic viability, and quality of life in a community.
OCHD is supporting the development of Complete Streets policies, plans, and practices.