Regional Complete Streets Toolkit

DRCOG is currently working to develop a Regional Complete Streets Toolkit for the Denver region. Complete Streets are safe, context-sensitive, inclusive, equitable and flexible, and the Complete Streets approach gives pedestrians, cyclists, transit riders and other multimodal travelers the same access to safe comfortable streets as motor vehicles.

The toolkit will provide guidance for local governments to plan, design, and implement Complete Streets. It will provide strategies and give support to decision makers, planners, and designers to ensure that multimodal elements are incorporated into transportation projects. The toolkit will also:

  • Support connectivity and the development of a safe and comfortable transportation network for all modes and all users.
  • Promote the use of the latest design criteria and guidelines for multimodal facilities.
  • Establish a vision for how and local governments could adopt and apply a Complete Streets policy.
  • Develop a multimodal street design typology to supplement the traditional functional classification system by identifying design elements linked to all modes of travel.
  • Develop a Complete Streets toolkit to create awareness and provide guidance on a variety of street design measures available to local jurisdictions in planning and engineering safe and comfortable Complete Streets for all users of the regional transportation system.

The project kicked off in August 2020, to view the project kickoff presentation please click this link.

To ensure that this toolkit is an essential resource for DRCOG’s local jurisdictions, the project team organized the Regional Complete Streets Steering Committee by asking each local jurisdiction to select a representative to assist in developing and reviewing the toolkit. Materials for the Regional Complete Streets Steering Committee can be found under Meeting Materials. 

Review the Draft Complete Streets Toolkit

The draft Complete Streets Toolkit provides guidance for local jurisdictions to adopt a Complete Streets approach to streets that considers users of all modes of transportation, including walking, bicycling, transit and driving. The toolkit also:

  • Establishes a vision for how local governments can adopt and apply Complete Streets policies.
  • Provides decision-makers, planners and designers guidance for planning, designing and implementing Complete Streets.
  • Offers implementation considerations for local, regional and partner organizations.

Review the draft document. DRCOG's Transportation Advisory Committee, Regional Transportation Committee and Board of Directors will consider the draft at meetings in fall 2021.