Complete Streets Funding Awarded to 23 Communities

Feb 28, 2018

The state’s Complete Streets program – often cited as an example of how age-friendly communities can address their physical environments – is awarding $5.5 million to 23 communities, according to the Springfield Republican and

Smart Growth America defines Complete Streets as those “designed and operated to enable safe access for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and transit riders of all ages and abilities. Complete Streets make it easy to cross the street, walk to shops, and bicycle to work. They allow buses to run on time and make it safe for people to walk to and from train stations.”

As an example, Springfield will receive $365,022, which includes funding for the installation of buffered bicycle lanes along Wason Avenue, Chestnut Street, Bradley Road and Oak Street. The city also will repaint crosswalks at 64 locations, install warning strips at key intersections and repair sidewalks leading to a number of schools, the grant summary said.

Below is a list of the 23 communities along with their funding amount and project summary: