Two Massachusetts towns make top 10 Complete Streets policies from 2018


By Natasha Riveron

The National Complete Streets Coalition has released their annual evaluation of new Complete Streets policies. This year, a new and improved grading framework set a higher bar for communities by emphasizing equity and implementation. Download the full report—The Best Complete Streets Policies of 2018—for the full ranking and community profiles.

In 2005, just 35 communities had adopted Complete Streets policies. At the close of 2018 that number stood at 1,477 Complete Streets policies—in rural areas, small towns, mid-sized suburbs, and big cities that have all realized the benefits of Complete Streets.

The Best Complete Streets Policies of 2018 celebrates the work of these communities to make their streets safer, healthier, and more equitable. This year’s report evaluates the 66 Complete Streets policies that were passed in 2018 with Cleveland Heights, OH earning the highest grade.

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