Complete Streets in Lexington
Complete streets is how we create a transportation system that is safe and works well for everyone – regardless of your age, ability, or how you get around - whether you walk, bike, ride, roll or drive.
In December 2022, Lexington Mayor Linda Gorton and the LFUCG Council adopted a Complete Streets policy. The goal of the policy is to provide a transportation system that is safe, affordable, accessible, and dependable for everyone. The policy outlines our commitment to plan, design, construct, and maintain a Complete Street network. The policy was the first step to achieving Complete Streets because it defined our priorities moving forward.
Using the policy as a guide, an Advisory Committee worked throughout 2023 to craft a Complete Streets Action Plan. The Advisory Committee included city department leaders, elected officials, and community members. There were 8 meetings where over 100 stakeholders and advocates provided their input on the plan. Our public survey received nearly 1,200 responses from residents in our community interested in Complete Streets. This input was used to create the plan that was presented to and supported by Mayor Gorton and the LFUCG Council at the end of 2023.
The plan groups all the actions into four different categories:
- Plan, Prioritize & Measure Progress
- Design & Construction
- Operations & Maintenance
The Action Plan lists who is in charge of implementing each task and a timeline for completing the task. Every year, a progress report will be presented to the Mayor and LFUCG Council. The goal is to fully complete the Action Plan by June 2026. This ambitious goal reflects the urgency and support expressed by our city leaders.
All Action Plan updates and progress reports will be added here as they become available. You can also follow @lexbikewalk on Facebook and Instagram as we bring Complete Streets to life in our community!
Want to learn more about Complete Streets?
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) has more information about Complete Streets, including a recently adopted statewide Complete Streets policy.
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has additional information about Complete Streets.
Smart Growth America's Complete Streets Coalition is an excellent resource for community-driven advocacy. Check out their videos, helpful guides, and more!