Created by The Baton Rouge Sustainable Transportation Action Committee (STAC) (a joint initiative of CPEX and AARP-Louisiana) with support from the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation, the complete streets Toolkit addresses the growing demand for safe, accessible, well-connected bicycle, pedestrian and transit facilities in neighborhoods and communities throughout the state.
It provides a step-by-step process by which communities, elected officials, government agencies, local businesses and anchor institutions can work together to identify areas of greatest needs, develop shared priorities for infrastructure improvements, and pursue implementation. The Toolkit also includes sample maps, outreach and education materials, and data compilations.
The Complete Streets Toolkit draws from the groundbreaking successes of the 2017 Sustainable Transportation Action Committee Pilot Project, which included unprecedented use of data to determine and prioritize health, safety, accessibility, and network needs; multi-sector, inter-agency collaboration; and multi-faceted community outreach.
The Pilot Project resulted in a shared set of priorities based on needs and community preferences, new opportunities for implementation, new commitments from elected officials, and – perhaps most importantly, a new process by which communities can identify their most pressing needs, engage stakeholders, and advocate for implementation of the complete streets projects that will deliver the greatest benefits to their residents.