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100 Lafayette St
Baton Rouge, LA, 70801
United States


An initiative of the Center for Planning Excellence, the CONNECT Coalition advocates for expanded mobility choices throughout the New Orleans to Baton Rouge Super Region and improve access to affordable homes, job centers and equitable economic opportunity.

Complete Streets

Too many lives are lost on Louisiana streets because our transportation infrastructure is still dominated by motor vehicles and our policies do not encourage investment that benefits all users.

Our goal is to see Complete Streets policies adopted on the regional and municipal levels.

Complete Streets is a transportation policy and design approach that requires streets to be planned, designed, operated, and maintained to enable safe, convenient and comfortable travel and access for users of all ages and abilities regardless of their mode of transportation. Complete Streets allow for safe travel by those walking, bicycling, driving automobiles, riding public transportation, or delivering goods.

Benefits of Complete Streets can include improved safety, health, economic, and environmental outcomes. Complete Streets emphasize the importance of safe access for all users — not just automobiles.

Complete Streets Policy Manual:  Elected and appointed officials, as well advocacy groups, interested in adopting Complete Streets policies on the local level are highly encouraged to download this free resource outlining the steps to policy adoption and featuring a step-by-step look at the New Orleans policy process.  Created in partnership with CONNECT Coalition members AARP and the Merritt C. Becker, Jr. University of New Orleans Transportation Institute (UNOTI).


  • Support sustainable transportation action committees in Baton Rouge and New Orleans
  • Work with MPOs and other municipalities to adopt and implement Complete Streets policies
  • Build knowledge of Complete Streets in Coalition partners to advocate for the issue
  • Participate in FUTUREBR implementation process to support the adoption of Complete Streets ordinances
  • Create opportunities for partners to advocate for infrastructure improvements via publication of Walk + Ride ...
  • Disseminate CONNECT's Complete Streets guidebook for promoting policy adoption in Louisiana communities