Complete Streets Connection
To complete the route and add additional connectivity, the plan was designed to work in complement with the concept of “Complete Streets,” which are streets designed and operated so as to enable safe access for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and transit riders of all ages and abilities.
With support from the Capital District Transportation Committee, Alta Planning + Design is currently helping the city develop a “Complete Streets Plan” that is in keeping with the city’s previously adopted Complete Streets Policy. Click here for more information on the development of the plan, including meetings and other opportunities for public input, or the artwork below for a copy of the policy.
“The Complete Streets Policy encompasses the design, planning, and operations of transportation systems in the City, and will accommodate and encourage travel by cyclists, pedestrians of all ages and abilities, and public transportation users, in accordance with established best practices. The implementation of a Complete Streets Policy can improve the economic vitality of the community, and its fiscal requirements can be addressed and mitigated through updated planning practices. In addition, the policy allows for documented exceptions where costs cannot be mitigated.”
– Excerpt from; The City of Saratoga Springs Complete Streets Policy, Adopted May 1, 2012, Executive Summary Page 3.