Complete Streets

In 2018, Baltimore adopted a new Complete Streets Ordinance that will change the transportation landscape of the city.  The Complete Streets approach will elevate the priority of pedestrians, bicyclists, and transit users in planning and roadway design to increase quality of life and mobility in Baltimore City. 

Complete Streets Ordinance (Article 26, Page 111 – 126)

Legislator Link to Complete Street Ordinance.

Manual Development

As part of the Complete Streets effort, Baltimore City is developing a Complete Streets Manual.  Major components of the the manual will be:

Design Standards for promoting safer streets, slower speeds, and increased walkability
Modal hierarchy for how the City prioritizes different modes when planning and designing projects
Street typologies for classifying city streets and standardizing roadway layout
Project prioritization process that identifies and screens projects with an equity lens
Community engagement policies centered around equity

A draft Complete Streets Manual will be released by October 3, 2019 for public comment.

Complete Streets Advisory Committee Meetings

The Complete Streets Advisory Committee meets a minimum of four times per year to discuss the development of the Complete Streets Manual, propose complete streets projects, and encourage interagency collaboration.  The Advisory Committee is comprised of five major city agencies that work within the public right of way:

  • Department of Transportation
  • Department of Public Works
  • Department of Planning
  • Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Fire Department

Listed below are the schedule of dates and locations for the Complete Streets Advisory Committee Meetings along with meeting minutes and agendas.  Members of the public are welcome to attend. 

Date and Time Location Agenda Meeting Minutes
January 25, 2019
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
417 E. Fayette St, 5th Floor
Baltimore MD 21202
 Meeting Agenda Meeting Minutes
February 14, 2019
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
417 E. Fayette St, 5th Floor
Baltimore MD 21202
Meeting Agenda Meeting Minutes
May 09, 2019
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
417 E. Fayette St, 5th Floor
Baltimore MD 21202
Meeting Agenda  
July 18, 2019
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
417 E. Fayette St, 5th Floor
Meeting Agenda  

Get Involved

Contact Graham Young for more information on how to get involved and get updates. 

Related PDF Documents
Community Engagement Plan
Complete Streets Advisory Committee Meeting #2 Presentation
Draft Complete Streets Manual Scope (March 2019)