The general nature of the Living Streets Policy is to enhance biking and walking conditions, enhance safety and security of streets, calm traffic, create livable neighborhoods, improve stormwater quality, enhance the urban forest, reduce life cycle costs, and improve neighborhood aesthetics. The Living Streets Policy is a guide for accomplishing these goals through: setting construction guidelines for rebuilding streets, updating the city code, creating a city wide Tree Plan, and providing additional incentives for participation in the raingarden, for example. The Policy was created with input from city boards and commissions, task force and working group, and general citizen input.
The Living Streets Policy was approved by the City Council on January 28, 2013. The final policy (PDF) can be viewed online.