A "complete" street in a rural area will look different from a "complete" street in a highly urban area; but both are designed to balance safety and convience for everyone using the road. The below demonstrates complete streets projects in Lee County that are safe for all users, regardless of age, ability, or mode of transportation.
Gladiolus Drive Complete Streets improvements. Click on the photo to enlarge.
Below is a summary of the projects reviewed and recommendations made prior to the development of the map-based tool.
2011/2012 Lehigh Acres Local Street Resurfacing Contract Recommendations (Summary)
2010/2011 Countywide Local Street Resurfacing Contract Recommendations (Summary)
2010/2011 Lehigh Acres Local Street Resurfacing Contract Recommendations (Summary)
2009/2010 Arterial and Collector Resurfacing Contract Recommendations (Summary)
Lee County has changed our planning and budgeting processes, working across departments and with a variety of stakeholders to maximize our resources and avoid unintended consequences. Efforts to revise the Lee Plan and other guiding documents to ensure we incorporate Complete Streets in future projects are underway. At the same time, the County understands the need to start implementing Complete Streets whenever possible in the interim.
Staff created a comprehensive evaluation matrix that helps the Complete Streets Team and the Community Sustainability Advisory Committee’s Complete Streets Working Group make sound recommendations to begin incorporating Complete Streets now. In addition, work is being done to incorporate the evaluation matrix information into a map-based tool to promote corridor planning.