Tucson’s Complete Streets Policy Ranked Top Three in National Survey

Published on May 18, 2023

Bike boulevard with green bike lane, bike arrows, fire station 7

The City of Tucson’s Complete Streets Policy, adopted in 2019, is ranked in the top three as one of the best in the United States, according to a new report from the National Complete Streets Coalition, a program of Smart Growth America.

Best Complete Streets Policies 2023 ranked 157 policies from across the country since 2019, scoring policies based on elements such as having a clear community commitment and vision to create a complete, connected transportation network that considers the needs of all users, prioritizing underinvested and underserved communities, adopting excellent design guidance, and requiring proactive land use planning.

Tucson Mayor Regina Romero, then the Ward 1 Council Member, requested in 2018 that the City of Tucson begin work on creating a Complete Streets policy. The City worked with advocacy and guidance from the nonprofit Living Streets Alliance.

The policy was adopted unanimously by Mayor and Council in February 2019.


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