Complete and living streets are those designed and operated to enable safe access for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists, and transit riders of all ages and abilities. In addition to transportation infrastructure, living streets include spaces for people to interact and plants to thrive. Think mini parks in former parking spaces, and sidewalk areas where people sit, eat and play near businesses, such as cafes and restaurants. Think green infrastructure, such as landscaped rain gardens that naturally treat and manage stormwater. As a result of these strategies and more, living streets can realize significant safety, economic, and environmental benefits.

The Luskin Center for Innovation (LCI) conducts analysis and creates tools to support the creation of complete, living streets in communities across the U.S.