Complete Streets Plan
Richmond, Indiana, near the Ohio border near Dayton, had long invested in a safe and efficient transportation system for cars. City leaders desired a new Complete Streets approach to provide a more balanced system that encouraged travel by walking biking, and transit.
A stakeholder committee used a charrette-style series of workshops that focused on innovative design transportation concepts such as multi-modal intersection design, road diets, access management, reverse angel parking, roundabouts, pedestrian-oriented design, and various types of bicycle systems.
Recommendations ranged from changes to intersection design and signal timing to street redesigns that better accommodate pedestrians and bikes. An Action Plan includes policy changes, new organizational approaches, low cost immediate improvements and steps to set the stage for grander changes.