Office of Sustainable Community Planning Links
- ADA Strategic Plan
- Environmental Justice & Community-Based Transportation Planning Grants Programs
- Complete Streets
- Context Sensitive Solutions
- EJ and CBTP Tool Box
- Environmental Justice and Title VI Program
- Local Development - Intergovernmental Review (LD-IGR)
- Public Engagement
- Smart Mobility Framework
- Smart Mobility Branch
- Land Use/Transportation Data & Tools
- OSCP Staff Contact List
Complete Streets Program
Complete Streets News
Deputy Directive 64-R2, first signed in October 2008, and renewed in October of 2014, directs Caltrans to implement complete streets.
“The Department provides for the needs of travelers of all ages and abilities in all planning, programming, design, construction, operations, and maintenance activities and products on the State Highway System.” - Deputy Directive-64-R2
Benefits of complete streets include:
- Increased Transportation Choices
- Economic Revitalization
- Improved Return on Infrastructure Investments
- Livable Communities
- Improved Safety for All Users
- More Walking and Bicycling to Improve Public Health
- Greenhouse Gas Reduction and Improved Air Quality
Complete Streets Brochure.
For a folded hard copy of the brochure, please contact the Smart Mobility Branch in the Office of Sustainable Community Planning.
The Complete Streets Implementation Action Plan 2.0 (CSIAP 2.0) was released in November 2014. This update includes 109 additional action items to further integrate complete streets into all Caltrans functions and processes. The CSIAP 2.0 includes action items such as:
- Complete Streets Overview Training Course open to Caltrans staff in all departmental functions
- The development of a State Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan
- Collecting complete streets data and performance measures
- Continuing to revise Caltrans’ manuals to be consistent with and supportive of complete streets
- Supporting District complete street plans and partnerships.
For more detail on each of the action items listed in the CSIAP 2.0, view the Signed Work Plans.
Caltrans will monitor the action items in the CSIAP 2.0 and compile a Progress Report. The CSIAP 2.0 is intended to be a living document so as new activities related to complete streets occur they will be documented and added to the Action Plan through an Action Item Addendum.
For the final status of the original CSIAP from 2010-2013, view the FY-12-13 Summary Report and the FY12-13 Final Status Update for key highlights and milestones in Caltrans’ efforts to incorporate complete streets throughout department programs and practices. Some accomplishments from the original Action Plan include:
- Highway Design Manual complete streets update
- 3rd edition of Main Street, California
- Release of Complete Intersections: A Guide to Reconstructing Inter-sections and Interchanges for Bicyclists and Pedestrians
- Update of System Planning Guidelines to include multimodal elements in Transportation Concept Reports
- Development of the “Planning Scoping Checklist” for PSR-PDS Project Initiation Documents
- Development of complete streets components in Project Delivery Assets (PDA) data collection and web-based PDA Tool
Students taking this course gain an understanding of the complete streets approach and its application to all facets of Caltrans work. The first course began in January 2014. There are six course deliveries scheduled throughout the state in 2014 and the continuation of the course through 2015 is underway.
2015 Course Flyer (coming soon)
The Complete Streets Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), a Caltrans staff working group, is intended to share information, raise issues, review draft products, and recommend solutions relating to implementing complete streets. The TAC also assists with the monitoring and progress of the CSIAP action items.
The TAC consists of representatives from each Caltrans division, functional unit, and district.
The TAC meets every other month and staff from the Division of Transportation Planning, Office of Sustainable Community Planning, arranges, hosts, and facilitates all meetings.
For more internal and external complete streets resources, see our Resources page.
Smart Mobility Branch in the Office of Sustainable Community Planning.