Complete Streets (Routine Accommodations)
MTC undertook the Routine Accommodation study in 2005 to
evaluate how pedestrian and bicycle needs are being accommodated
in the region’s
transportation projects as developed under state and local policies.
This study was an outgrowth of the Transportation 2030 Plan “call
to action” to
make bicyclists, pedestrians and wheelchair users full partners in
the planning process and to consider the safety and convenience of
non-motorized travelers in conjunction with new construction and
reconstruction of transportation facilities.
MTC's Commission adopted regional policies for the
accommodation of non-motorized travelers in Resolution
No. 3765 The resolution created a checklist
that promotes the routine accommodation of non-motorized
travelers in project planning and design.
In addition, MTC’s Commission adopted the One Bay Area Grant Program (OBAG) complete streets requirement outlined in Resolution 4035. The OBAG requirement’s applies only to jurisdictions seeking OBAG funding, while Resolution 3765 applies to OBAG monies and other funds administered by MTC.
Complete Streets Checklist
MTC’s Complete Streets
Checklist is intended for use on projects at their earliest
conception or design phase so that any pedestrian or bicycle
consideration can be included in the project budget. The
county Congestion Management Agencies (CMAs) will ensure
that project sponsors complete the checklist before projects
are submitted to MTC. CMAs are required to make completed
checklists available to their Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory
Committee (BPACs) for review.
To view checklists for the current project funding cycles, visit
the Congestion Management Agency's Web site:
Complete Streets Checklist and Resolution 3765