What does this indicator measure?

This measure represents the percent of the population that is covered by a Complete Streets policy. Complete Streets are roadways designed to safely and comfortably provide for the needs of all users, including, but not limited to, motorists, cyclists, pedestrians, transit and school bus riders, movers of commercial goods, persons with disabilities, seniors, and emergency users.

Why is this indicator important?

Complete Streets encourage people to use physically active transportation, which promotes a healthy lifestyle and minimizes unintended chronic disease effects, like heart disease and cancer.

About the data

Community: Indiana

Reference: U.S.

Goal: No goal has been developed

Measurement Period: 2012

Category: Built Environment

Community Source: Indiana State Department of Health, Epidemiology Resource Center

Reference Source: N/A