Complete Streets

How do roundabouts supply a perfectly straightforward solution to many urban issues?

Complete streets are roadways designed to safely accommodate different forms of transportation, from pedestrians to mass transit, complete streets serve the present and future community transit needs. Complete streets not only add functionality to the community and provide a beautiful environment they can also contribute to a healthier community by encouraging walking and biking while reducing family transportation costs due to access to other forms of transportation. Although the benefits of complete streets are many, the challenge of building them is quite large. Accommodating multiple forms of transportation requires an extreme efficiency in the use of space, which, when not designed correctly, can often compromise aesthetics and convenience.

Roundabouts – more modern than ever.

The “modern roundabout” is an approach which reduces the width of the roadway by reducing the number of lanes required to meet the traffic demands, thus creating room for bicycle lanes, and wider sidewalks – perhaps even some space for on-street parking. Modern roundabouts can be a plug and play solution for implementing a complete street project.

Omni-Means is a proud partner of the National Complete Streets Coalition, find out more about this important movement here: http://www.completestreets.org/