“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. They allow buses to run on time and make it safe for people to walk to and from train stations.”

Virginia Beach Adopts Complete Streets Policy

Woo hoo!

The purpose of the Complete Streets Policy is to improve the Virginia Beach transportation system by providing safe, attractive travel for all users through a system of connected transportation choices designed in harmony with adjacent land uses.

View Press Release at VBGov.com.
Learn more about Complete Streets Policy at VBGov.com.

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  1. Current Commonwealth of Virginia law requires ALL drivers to yield to someone in the crosswalk if the posted speed limit is 35 mph or less. Given this law, we seem to be in a quasi-lawless condition where the law is not regularly enforced; if you do stop for someone, you have to worry about being rear-ended; you worry that by stopping, the car coming up on you will then hit the person now crossing; you will contribute to an accident or a pedestrian incident, etc. We either have laws or we are lawless. If you hit someone with a car while traveling over 35 mph, that person has a 99% chance of being killed. Drive down Atlantic or Pacific Avenue, notice the speed limit signs and the number of crosswalks, then see how many drivers yield to pedestrians. We either have consistent laws that are enforced, or we have anarchy and needless carnage. Visitors from other states or countries with strict enforcement of crosswalk laws should not have to place their lives in danger trying to figure out whether the oncoming car will really stop as they cross the road in Virginia Beach. Complete Streets will either be applied completely, or just be another fancy political jingo to gather state and federal grant money. Would you let your 12 year old son or daughter cross Atlantic Avenue in the crosswalk unsupervised? When you can, then we will have Complete Streets in fact, not just in jingo.

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