Complete Streets – Arterial Streets

Complete streets projects are intended to improve safety and access for all users, pedestrians, transit riders, bikers, and motorists on noncommercial arterial streets, as well as improve street aesthetics, stormwater management and bioretention. The County's Complete Streets Policy is contained within the Master Transportation Plan's Streets Element (amended 2016), under policies 4, 5 and 6.

Complete Streets Improvements may include:

  • Sidewalk expansion or obstruction elimination
  • Curb ramp reconstruction
  • Crosswalk and signal enhancements
  • Pedestrian-scale lighting
  • Bike lanes
  • Improved access to transit stops

Neighborhood Complete Streets

The Neighborhood Complete Streets (NCS) program was established by the Arlington County Board in January 2016 to address safety and access problems on local (non-arterial) streets through physical improvement projects. The program is intended to complement the work of the Complete Streets Program on noncommercial arterial streets and the Neighborhood Conservation Program.

The Neighborhood Complete Streets Commission was chartered to advise the Board on the program and make recommendations for projects to fund. This group of volunteer residents are appointed by the Board to three-year terms and attend regular monthly meetings to further the work of the NCS program.

Programs Comparison Table
Complete Street Programs Comparison Table (PDF)

Arterial Streets Projects (Not Neighborhood Complete Streets)