What are Complete Streets?
Complete Streets is a transportation policy and design approach that requires streets to be planned, designed, operated, and maintained to enable safe, convenient, and comfortable travel and access for users of all ages and abilities regardless of their mode of transportation. Complete Streets allow for safe travel by those walking, cycling, driving automobiles, riding public transportation, or delivering goods.
The term is often used by transportation advocates, urban planners, traffic and highway engineers, public health practitioners, and community members in the United States and Canada. Complete Streets are promoted as offering improved safety, health, economic, and environmental outcomes. Complete Streets emphasize the importance of safe access for all users, not just automobiles.
SMATS Traffic Solutions’ data analytics platform, iNode™, with integrated crowdsourced traffic data, can provide users with an easy way to study travel time and speed on almost every road and highway in the City.
Using SMATS iNode™ application, cities, departments of transportation, and counties can use the data for various use cases such as:
- Lane re-allocation projects
- Traffic signal timing changes
- Adding or adjusting:
- Bicycle lanes
- Detour routes
- BRT / Transit routes
- On-street parking
“The SMATS iNode™ platform has provided the City with a way to automate travel time studies, which helps to preserve staff time and advances the City towards its transportation goals. SMATS staff was readily available by phone or e-mail to accommodate and correct our problems.”