Complete Streets is an initiative taking place in progressive communities all over the country and right here in Lee County. Its goal is to retrofit and design streets that are safe, comfortable and accessible to users of all ages and abilities -- pedestrians, bicyclists and transit riders as well as motorists.
Streets that are not complete tend to focus on moving cars, limiting mobility by deterring other modes of transportation. By creating a road network that takes into consideration all users, Lee County will support a safer, healthier, and more inviting and economically viable community for our residents and visitors to enjoy.
Other benefits of Complete Streets include opportunities to protect and preserve our natural resources, and reduce pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. With that in mind, Complete Streets will make Lee County even more sustainable. In November 2009, the Lee County Board of County Commissioners adopted the Complete Streets Resolution. Staff then worked with the Community Sustainability Advisory Committee and interested members of the community to develop a Complete Streets Implementation Action Plan, which was approved by the Commission in November 2010.