Complete Streets Signed Into Law

Coalition members celebrate with the signed Baltimore Complete Streets Ordinance

Coalition members celebrate with the signed Baltimore Complete Streets Ordinance

On December 6, 2018, Baltimore Complete Streets was signed into law by Mayor Pugh. 

Cited by the National Complete Streets Coalition as one of 2017's Best Complete Streets Initiatives and celebrated by advocates as a nationally leading ordinance, Councilman Ryan Dorsey's Baltimore Complete Streets bill affects all projects currently in planning or initial design, and sets a comprehensive vision for how Baltimore City designs and operates its over 2,000 miles of right-of-way. 

Baltimore City Department of Transportation will be required to develop a robust and equity-centered public outreach process to educate the public on the ordinance and the requirements within, including development of a Complete Streets Manual that will present communities with clear standards on street design and available treatments to make roads safer for people who walk, bike, drive, use mobility devices, and take transit along them. 

Baltimore City Department of Transportation will be required to present monthly updates to the Baltimore City Council Land Use and Transportation Committee, and we will share those updates as they are made available. 

Thank you to Councilman Dorsey, the dozens of coalition members, and thousands of residents who wrote to support this legislation for making it a reality.