Complete Streets Program
A complete street is a road that is designed to be safe for drivers, bicyclists, transit vehicles and riders, and pedestrians of all ages and abilities.
Complete streets infrastructure includes design features that contribute to a safe, convenient, or comfortable travel experience for users.
Features of a Complete Street
Design features include but are not limited to: sidewalks, shared use paths, bicycle lanes, automobile lanes, paved shoulders, street trees and landscaping, planting strips, curbs, accessible curb ramps, bulbouts, crosswalks, refuge islands, pedestrian and traffic signals, including countdown and accessible signals, signage, street furniture, bicycle parking facilities, public transportation stops and facilities, traffic calming devices such as rotary circles, traffic humps, and surface treatments such as paving blocks, textured asphalt, and concrete, narrow vehicle lanes, and raised medians.
Complete Streets Policy
The City adopted its Complete Streets Policy in March of 2015 via a resolution. At the time, Battle Ground was one of the first jurisdictions to adopt such a policy in Clark County. The same year the City Complete Streets Policy was named one of the best in the Country by Smart Growth America. In November of 2017 the City reaffirmed its commitment to Complete Streets by upgrading the resolution to an ordinance. The City’s Complete Streets Policy can be found in BGMC 12.117.
Grant Funding & Projects
After the City adopted its Complete Streets Policy it was awarded a grant by the Clark County Public Health Department to complete a list of projects that will help achieve the City’s goal of complete streets. The final Complete Streets Project List can be viewed here. In 2017, the City received a grant from the Washington State Department of Transportation’s Pedestrian & Bicycle Grant Program to design and construct a portion of the first project on the list, the SR 503 Shared Use Pathway project, which will be completed in 2021. The City is currently actively pursuing additional funding opportunities for other projects on the list.