Hartford just passed a Complete Streets ordinance. Hartford's mayor and city council are seizing the opportunity to be a hub for Connecticut's best practices in active transportation.
See a nice summary of these accomplishments over at BiCi Co's blog http://www.bicico.org/…/hartford-just-passed-a-complete-st…/
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Download the ordinance or view it below.
On March 7, 2016 Middletown's Common Council adopted a Complete Streets policy. Read the text of the ordinance below (bolded text by BWCT), or view online via the Council minutes (page 34).
Learn more about Middletown's Complete Street's Committee and view their existing Complete Streets Master Plan.
Complete Streets 262-61
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COMMON COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIDDLETOWN: That a new Article III (Complete Streets) be added in its entirety as set forth below to Chapter 262 (Streets, Sidewalks and Parking Areas) of the Middletown Code of Ordinances, and that all resolutions inconsistent herewith, including Resolution 75-12, are hereby repealed:
ARTICLE III (Complete Streets)
§ 262-61 Complete Streets.
A. This Article and Section shall be entitled the Complete Streets Ordinance.
B. As used in this Article and Section, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
C. This Article and Section shall require the implementation of Complete Streets in appropriate locations within the City of Middletown by the Public Works Department, Public Works and Facilities Commission in collaboration with the Police Chief/Traffic Authority and other transportation agencies as necessary for review, as follows:
View Active Transporation Alliance's policy brief on Complete Streets policies for municipalities here.
COMPLETE STREETS SYMPOSIUM — 2013
View the program and highlights from the 2013 Complete Streets Symposium here.
The National Complete Streets Coalition website contains policies, information, implementation and details from A-Z on Complete Streets. View the website here.
The Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, or MUTCD defines the standards used by road managers nationwide to install and maintain traffic control devices on all public streets, highways, bikeways, and private roads open to public traffic. The MUTCD is published by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) under 23 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 655, Subpart F. Find more information here.
Article from the APA (American Planning Association) http://www.planning.org/tuesdaysatapa/2013/dc/nov.htm
Complete Streets Resources