New street design resolution adopted in Fort Wayne

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – The Fort Wayne Board of Public Works adopted a resolution on Wednesday, November 2 that they say will help ensure that streets are designed, built and maintained with all people – not just drivers – in mind.

The resolution is called Complete Streets and can include many design elements including sidewalks, bike lanes, special bus lanes, safe crossing opportunities, median islands, and accessible pedestrian signals, according to a press release from The Fort Wayne Board of Public Works.

The following explanation for the Complete Streets resolution is from the press release:

The Complete Streets resolution will guide the development of new and reconstructed streets in neighborhoods across Fort Wayne. Complete Streets are those that allow motorists, bicyclists, public transportation vehicles and riders, and pedestrians of all ages and abilities to move safely along and across streets.

More than a dozen Fort Wayne organizations have been working toward the new policy for many years, including Arts United, Allen County Department of Heath, Greater Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce, Citilink, and YMCA.

The press release did not mention which roads would be under construction or when construction would take place. A representative with the Board of Public Works did not immediately respond for comment.

For more information about the resolution visit Health By Design and Complete Streets.