ST-12: Design sustainable and equitable transportation systems
Collaborate on the implementation of a system of Complete Streets that is context sensitive and safely serves the transportation needs of transportation system users of all ages and abilities, including pedestrians, bicyclists, transit riders, motorists, and freight handlers. Continue to support Complete Streets with policies, guidelines, and funding programs and with advancements in the design of transportation projects.
Catalyze a shift to non-motorized modes of transportation through adopting a goal of fatality-free streets, which recognizes that crashes can be prevented through coordinated engineering, education, evaluation, encouragement, and enforcement solutions.
Incorporate green infrastructure and low-impact development considerations in policy and project design. Ensure projects include urban heat island and/or urban tree canopy considerations to cool cyclists, pedestrians, and other transit system users. Promote consistent incorporation through tools such as the Greenroads Rating System and the Federal Highway Administration Infrastructure Voluntary Evaluation Sustainability Tool.
Require new development and redevelopment to be planned and designed to support and enhance walking, biking, and transit use in areas with existing and planned multimodal corridors connecting employment and other activity centers in the region.