Complete Streets Work Group
In 2009, The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LDOTD) convened a Complete Streets Work Group in fulfillment of the request of the legislature under
The purpose of the Work Group was:
- To develop a Complete Streets Policy on the design and construction of thoroughfares that maximize use by all Louisianans whether they choose to bike, walk, ride transit, or drive a car.
- To identify implementation strategies both internal to DOTD and external.
- To build on the on-going efforts of the Department of Transportation to create a complete and multi-modal transportation system for the State of Louisiana.
After meeting four times, the Work Group presented their findings to the Secretary of Transportation for consideration
and presentation to legislative committees. This process resulted in the adoption of a
Complete Streets Policy for the
Louisiana Department of Transportation and the development of a
including recommendations for future actions.
Who is the Complete Streets Work Group?
S.C.R. 110 identified the following 23 organizations to participate on the Work Group:
- Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development
- American Society of Landscape Architects, LA Chapter
- American Planning Association, LA Chapter
- Center for Planning Excellence
- UNO Center for Urban and Public Affairs
- Louisiana Municipal Association
- Louisiana Police Jury Association
- A representative of the Metropolitan Planning Organizations
- Pennington Biomedical Research Center
- Louisiana Department of Public Health
- Tulane University Prevention Research Center
- Louisiana Engineering Society
- Louisiana Realtors Association
- Department of Education
- A representative of the bicycle advocacy organizations
- Louisiana Public Health Institute
- The Advocacy Center
- Office of the Lieutenant Governor
- Governor's Office of Elderly Affairs
- Office of Aging and Adult Services
- Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum
- Louisiana Council on Obesity Prevention and Management
In 2012, the Louisiana State Legislature requested that the Department of Transportation reconvene the Complete
Streets Work Group under HCR 100. To broaden the geographic
and modal diversity of advocates represented, non-motorized transportation advocacy groups meeting certain criteria
are invited to apply to participate by submitting a letter of interest and demonstrating their eligibility. The
letter of interest should demonstrate the following:
- The primary focus of the organization is on transportation advocacy (education,
encouragement, engagement in transportation decision making process). Racing groups,
recreational “social ride” groups, running groups, walking groups will not be considered,
unless the primary activity can be shown to be transportation advocacy.
- Must be legally organized/registered in Louisiana.
- Must provide evidence of formal operating procedures, such as a mission statement,
membership information, board composition, and staff (if applicable).
- Must be able to demonstrate professionalism, knowledge of national best practices,
and a commitment to participating as a partner in the implementation of the state
Complete Streets Policy.
Selection will be based on a combination of geographic representation, modal diversity and institutional capacity.
Preference will be given to organizations with a state-level focus. Non-motorized transportation advocacy
organizations should apply by submitting a letter of interest to Ellen Soll at
email@example.com by July 31, 2013. Appointments will be reviewed annually.
The Department of Transportation is also inviting the eight Metropolitan Planning Organizations to participate on
the Complete Streets Work Group at their discretion.
Work Group Materials
Work Group Meeting 1 - August 18, 2009
Work Group Meeting 2 - September 22, 2009
Work Group Meeting 3 - October 28, 2009
Work Group Meeting 4 – December 2, 2009
Work Group Meeting 5 – August 13, 2012
Work Group Meeting 6 – October 4, 2012
Work Group Meeting 7 – June 20, 2013
Ellen W. Soll, AICP
Soll Planning, LLC
Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator
Office of Planning and Programming
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (La DOTD)