A complete streets approach to circulation design requires a fundamental shift away from the auto-oriented roadway design practices that have emphasized reduced vehicle congestion and increased motor vehicle capacity. A complete streets approach shifts trips to pedestrian, bicycle and transit modes.
There are generally two complete street types—‘destination' and ‘mobility'. These types should be based upon existing and planned land uses, physical context, and a community’s development vision for the street corridor. A corridor may be comprised entirely of one of these types or may include stretches of each in different districts along the corridor’s length.