Results of a National Survey

Complete Streets

Evaluating Public Engagement Practices

Evaluating Complete Streets
Public Engagement Practices:
Results of a National Survey

In 2020, during this project, Charles Brown of Equitable Cities, served as a senior researcher/principal investigator with the New Jersey Bicycle and Pedestrian Resource Center (NJ BPRC) and partnered with Smart Growth America (SGA) as part of a national survey of planning professionals, policymakers, Complete Streets advocates, and concerned community members, in both the public and private sectors, to reflect on the level of outreach and engagement that is pursued in accomplishing Complete Streets outcomes, as well as initiatives that have been implemented by these professionals in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The purpose of this research is to collect information about effective and notable Complete Streets outreach, educational, and engagement activities as conducted by professionals across the country. In particular, it analyzed the goals of public engagement, their methods, partner organizations, and target groups. Findings indicated that most respondent organizations implement Complete Streets engagement as a tool for mobilizing support and education as opposed to collecting feedback.

Project Details


    New Jersey Department of Transportation


    Voorhees Transportation Center, Rutgers University


    National Survey


    Smart Growth • Community Engagement • Complete Streets

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