Sustainable Development and Construction
Complete Streets Initiative
The City of Dallas launched the Complete Streets Initiative in June, 2011 to improve the way we design and build streets. The vision of the Dallas Complete Streets Initiative is to build streets that are safe and comfortable for everyone: young or old, wheelchair or walker users, motorists, bicyclists, bus, and train riders alike.
While traditionally we have focused design attention on the travel lanes between the street curbs, the Complete Streets Initiative considers the entire space between buildings on either side of the street. This initiative is aimed at a phased transformation of Dallas' street network through a combination of public street improvements and incremental private developments.
Preliminary conceptual design work has begun on several complete streets project funded through the 2012 Bond Program. Click here to visit the Dallas Complete Streets Project blog to stay up-to-date on these projects.
A draft Dallas Complete Streets Design Manual has been developed with extensive community input and technical review. This manual is intended as a policy guide and reference for street design standards. Development of this manual was funded in part by a Transportation and Community and System Preservation (TCSP) grant from the Federal Highway Administration. Please click the manual cover icon on the right to download the entire DRAFT document (size: 24,017 KB)
Click the September 24, 2013 Transportation and Trinity River Project Committee link for a presentation on the Dallas Complete Streets Design Manual.
Click the Dallas Bikeway System link for information on the 2011 Dallas Bike Plan and implementation of the citywide Dallas on-street and off-street bikeway system.
For more information on the Complete Streets Initiative,
please contact Strategic Planning at 214-670-5088