Complete Streets


The City of Sioux Falls promotes a comprehensive, integrated transportation network with infrastructure and design that allows safe and convenient travel along and across streets for users of all ages and abilities, including pedestrians, bicyclists, transit riders, and motorists.

The Complete Streets approach prioritizes early consideration of pedestrian, bicycle, and transit accommodations in planning for roadway projects.  This includes the use of a Complete Streets Checklist.


High-priority factors for incorporating complete streets elements include:

  • A corridor that provides primary access to a significant destination such as a park, recreational area, school, retail area, or employment center.
  • A corridor that provides access across a natural or man-made barrier such as a river or freeway.
  • A corridor in an area where a relatively high number of users of non-motorized transportation modes can be anticipated.
  • A road corridor provides important continuity or connectivity links for an existing trail or path network.
  • Whether nearby routes that provide a similar level of convenience and connectivity already exist. 


The Complete Streets policy will apply to all street projects except under one or more of the following conditions as determined by the City Engineer:

  • Ordinary maintenance activities and pavement preservation activities.
  • Design features that would put roadway users at a relatively high safety risk.
  • Design features that would impose excessive and disproportionate costs in relation to the need or probable use.