Complete Streets (CS) are designed and operated to provide safety and accessibility for all users of our roadways, trails and transit systems. These include pedestrians, bicyclists, transit riders, motorists, commercial vehicles, emergency vehicles and individuals of all ages and abilities.
Complete Streets also contribute to the safety, health, economy and quality of life in our community by providing important links between home, school, work, play and shopping areas through improved, more accessible walking, biking, and driving routes.
These improvements may be large-scale or more focused on specific transportation modes.
The Department of Public Works received a $35,000 grant from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (Mass DOT) to participate in the Complete Streets Program.
In May 2019 the Board of Selectmen approved a town-wide Complete Streets policy to guide Wellesley in incorporating and implementing Complete Streets principles in future street and transportation projects and gauging their effectiveness.
Residents will help the town develop a list of priority Complete Streets projects, which may be eligible to be funded with State money.