The City of St. Petersburg adopted a Complete Streets Policy on November 2, 2015 (#020400), which was echoed by a Complete Streets City Council Resolution 2015-540, to encourage streets that are safe and convenient for all users of the roadway, including persons walking, persons riding bicycles, motorists, persons with disabilities, users and operators of public transit, seniors, children, and movers of commercial goods.
Complete Streets create better transportation environments for people of all ages and physical and economic abilities to safely and comfortably move around the city. Complete Streets are flexible and take into account the surrounding land uses they’re intended to serve and related transportation network connections. The City of St. Petersburg is fortunate in that the street network is a grid and that provides significant transportation mode options and viable route alternatives. The Complete Streets program aims to make strategic connections and improvements within the grid of streets such that a network of routes and facilities are provided for all modes to safely and comfortably reach all parts of the City. Learn more about the Complete Streets program in this presentation.
The Complete Streets Policy outlines the approach and steps the City will pursue to achieve a network of Complete Streets in St. Petersburg, including the creation of a Complete Streets Implementation Plan which is currently underway. Public Workshops and an online survey were completed in March and April 2017. The Implementation Plan is currently being drafted with a target of being approved by the end of 2017. Materials and upcoming opportunities to be involved are included below:
- Proposed Complete Streets Process and Global Recommendation
- Project Funding Tiers
- Flexible Design Table
Proposed Complete Streets Bicycle and Pedestrian Network
- Complete Streets Newsletter - March 2017
- October 3, 2017 – Public Open House to review plan recommendations
- September 28, 2017 – City Council Committee of the Whole
A Complete Streets Committee has been established to guide the program. This committee meets monthly to both steer the development of the Implementation Plan as well as to help share information about projects being developed that have transportation impacts in St. Petersburg. To be added to the email distribution of the Complete Streets Committee, contact Cheryl Stacks at email@example.com.