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Chicago Complete Streets Design Guidelines

Date: 2013

Client: Chicago Department of Transportation

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Full Document: Complete Streets Design Guidelines

The Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) developed Complete Streets Design Guidelines to implement the City’s adopted policy of creating safer walking and biking conditions in Chicago. Collaborating with other City agencies such as Public Health and Housing & Economic Development, the Guidelines were released in 2013.

Starting with the goal of zero pedestrian fatalities by 2020, the document creates a modal hierarchy that puts pedestrians first, followed by transit, bicyclists, and finally autos. The document creates a specific project delivery process by which capital funded projects, such as street resurfacing, will be planned, designed, and implemented by CDOT going forward.

Farr Associates developed seven land use typologies for the document that are designed to work with different roadway, intersections, and crossing types. These typologies give CDOT project managers guidance on the best ways to design, construct, and maintain of city streets for all users.