Complete Streets

Wasatch Choice Complete Streets tool icon.StreetPlan is a web-based platform designed to foster informed dialogue between the public and community leaders. Its extensive graphics, speed, and ease of use allow a group to collectively visualize, compare, and modify street alternatives. Its interactive elements inform users of regional plans, right-of-way constraints, basic engineering standards, and nationally recognized best practices to influence more informed decisions. Street designs can be quickly saved, printed, and downloaded, and incorporated into design programs.

StreetPlan surmounts barriers inherent to street design communications. It allows users to design a street interactively rather than with static graphics, which helps build consensus. The review is ‘live’ and publication is at the users’ fingertips. Additionally, over time, StreetPlan will continue to enhance the design discussion by incorporate engineering principles and best practices into the discussion.

A picture is worth a thousand words. StreetPlan’s simple graphic interface allows users to quickly design and visualize street alternatives. It promotes a collaborative dialogue within the community, empowering local elected officials with the input they need to make informed decisions.

What is the objective?

StreetPlan surmounts barriers inherent to street design communications. It allows users to design a street interactively rather than with static graphics, which helps build consensus.The review is ‘live’ and publication is at the users’ fingertips. Additionally, over time, StreetPlan will continue to enhance the design discussion by incorporate engineering principles and best practices into the discussion.

Who would benefit?

  • Municipalities looking involve the public in improving the look, feel, and function of their communities’ transportation system
  • Developers and municipal staff who wish to work in a proactive way with local elected officials and the public to create better communities
  • Consultants who wish to gain and solidify a consensus around a single street design option
  • Members of the public interested in providing feedback to their communities based on Complete Streets design

Why?

A picture is worth a thousand words. StreetPlan’s simple graphic interface allows users to quickly design and visualize street alternatives. It promotes a collaborative dialogue within the community, empowering local elected officials with the input they need to make informed decisions.

What does the tool require?

The tool is free, easy to use and available to everyone to access either through StreetPlan.net or through the Complete Streets page on the WasatchChoice2040.com website. Internet access is required to use this tool.

Achievable Outcomes

  • Fluid discussions supported by live visuals that can be discussed and edited while in session
  • Visuals that can have a quick turn around as not to let the group consensus “grow cold”
  • Inexpensive production of cross section and planview graphics
  • Seamless transition from measurement and visioning to the creation of graphics
  • Incorporation of best practices and engineering principles for informed discussion and decision making
  • An overall accelerated decision making or planning process

Use the Complete Streets Tool

Click on the links below to use the Complete Streets Tool, currently housed on the Wasatch Front Regional Council website.

The What and Why of Complete Streets in Utah

Developing a functional Complete Streets policy

Designing a complete street

Regional support and funding

Helpful links and downloads

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