In August 2012, the City of Indianapolis-Marion County, along with City-County Council, approved a Complete Streets Ordinance for the City. The ordinance defines a 'complete street' as one that is designed and operated to enable safe access for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and public transportation users of all ages and abilities. The policy ensures that public and private entities plan for all transportation modes when developing a new land use or right-of-way projects.
View the City of Indianapolis Complete Streets Ordinance .
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With its Complete Streets policy in place, the City will incorporate multimodal design aspects into current and future transportation projects to promote access, mobility and healthy lifestyles. The Complete Streets Ordinance also improves the future connectivity of the City by making streets and bridges more convenient to use for pedestrians, bicyclists and mass transit users. The policy also ensures that transportation infrastructure is integrated into the City’s overall connectivity plan—including bikelanes, multi-use paths and greenways.
The City of Indianapolis was recognized as one of the top 10 cities with the best Complete Streets multimodal transportation policies by Smart Growth America and the National Complete Streets Coalition in 2012, the year of its approval.