City Council adopted a Complete Streets Policy, Complete Streets Design Standards and Sidewalk Master Plan on July 22, 2014, making Cedar Rapids the first in the state to use the best-practice template Los Angeles County Model Design Manual for Living Streets to achieve a Blue Zones Community Policy® pledge action.
Complete Streets ensure that streets are designed for all users (bicyclists, pedestrians, transit, people of all ages and those living with disabilities), not just cars. Complete streets make it easy to cross streets, walk to shops and bike to work.
The policy ensures multi-modal design elements are automatically considered on new streets or major rehabilitation projects. The policy reinforces efforts already underway to enhance transportation opportunities and encourage walkability and bike-friendly infrastructure.
Complete Streets Policy: CLICK HERE
*Updated October 15, 2014