A Complete Street is a street that is designed and operated to enable safe use of the street by all users. Complete Streets aspire to create livable communities for various types of users, including children, people with disabilities, and older adults. Complete Streets improve equity, safety, and public health while reducing transportation costs and traffic woes.
There is no singular design prescription for Complete Streets; each one is unique and responds to its community context. A Complete Street may include: sidewalks, bike lanes (or wide paved shoulders), special bus lanes, comfortable and accessible public transportation stops, frequent and safe crossing opportunities, median islands, accessible pedestrian signals, curb extensions, narrower travel lanes, roundabouts, sufficient bicycle parking, and more.
About the Committee
Our Mission: The Complete Streets Committee was formed in 2016 to advocate for and promote the safe use of streets for pedestrians, bicyclists, and public transit riders of all ages and abilities.
We advocate for Complete Streets because when residents feel comfortable engaging in the street, whether by walking, biking, using a mobility aid, or taking public transportation, public health and quality of life are improved. The Complete Streets Committee supports diverse uses of the street through events, outreach, education, advocacy, and partnering with the Department of Public Works, Montpelier Alive, Green Mountain Transit, local schools, and many others.
The Complete Streets Committee meets on the 1st Wednesday of every month from 5:30 - 6:45 pm in person in the City Manager's Room of City Hall and also via Zoom. All meetings are open to the public and we welcome any feedback about pedestrian, bicycle and public transportation concerns.
The roles of Chair and Co-Chair are rotated with each Committee member serving in each role for three months before passing the role to another Committee member. Members of the Complete Streets Committee are not required to reside in Montpelier. Anyone interested in being appointed to the Committee by the City Council is encouraged to apply.
John Kim (alternate)
Hanif Nazerali (alternate)
Corey Line (Staff Rep)
Photos by Bret Appel, Anne Ferguson, and Holly Fowler