Learn about the Coolidge COmplete streets project
What are Complete Streets? Complete Streets are streets for everyone. They are designed and operated to enable safe access for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and transit riders of all ages and abilities. Complete Streets make it easy to cross the street, walk to shops, and bicycle to work.
Complete Streets often include lane reconfigurations that reduce a road from four lanes to three lanes. Watch the video below to learn how three lanes can make a road safer and more accessible for all users.
This type of lane reduction is often called a “road diet". What is a road diet? Well-known traffic-calming expert Dan Burden explains, “A road diet is anytime you take any lane out of a road.” Watch the video below to learn more from the man who coined the term himself.
EPISODE 1: Berkley’s complete streets long-term strategy
Watch an interview with Berkley Mayor Dan Terbrack and Mayor Pro Tem Steve Baker on how the City Council embarked on a Complete Streets Initiative for Coolidge Hwy and other roads.
Episode #2: The Coolidge project and traffic diversion
Episode 3: Coolidge will be a safer street
July 2018 public input session
On Wednesday, July 25th, the DDA hosted two public input session: one from 11am to 2pm and one from 5pm to 8pm, to discuss the results of the Coolidge Traffic Analysis and its recommendation for the reduction of traffic lanes (frequently referred to as a Road Diet) along Coolidge Highway from four lanes to three. 40 people attended in person and another 31 responded via an online forum.
November 2018 public input session
On November 28th, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, the City of Berkley hosted a third public input session in the Public Safety Conference room at 3338 Coolidge Highway. It was an Open House format that approximately 55 people attended. Experts from Spalding DeDecker, Hubbel, Roth & Clark (HRC), and TIA were on hand to answer questions regarding the proposed Coolidge Road Diet.
additional Information to Review
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View the proposed Metrics Matrix that will be used to track the performance of the Coolidge lane reduction project:
View the proposed Communications Plan:
The graphics below, from NACTO’s Urban Street Design Guide, show how road diets can improve safety and traffic flow.
The Coolidge Road Diet will result in an estimated gain of 38 on-street parking spaces!
Download the final Transportation Improvement Authority's (TIA) Coolidge Traffic Analysis here.
Download the Federal Highway Authority’s fact sheet about Road Diets and Emergency Vehicles here.
Download the AARP's road diet myth-busting fact sheet here.
Download the Federal Highway Administration's Mythbusters brochure here.
Want to learn more about the community benefits of complete streets? Download the report below:
Want to learn more about the economic benefits of complete streets? Download the report below:
Click on the links below to read three informational pieces from the Federal Hiqhway Administration about Road Diets.
Questions? Email DDA Executive Director, Vivian Carmody.