Complete Streets

A Complete Street is one that provides safe and accessible options for all travel modes - walking, biking, transit and vehicles – for people of all ages and abilities. The City of Malden is working to make this a reality for all its residents.

Background

The City of Malden enacted a Complete Streets Policy in 2016 with approval from Mayor Gary Christenson and the City Council. The policy set the vision and purpose for Complete Streets in Malden, outlined how they would be implemented, and set the stage for the creation of a Complete Streets Prioritization Plan, which was completed in 2017. The plan includes a prioritized list of 23 Complete Street projects located throughout Malden. A Complete Streets Task Force was formed to assist in the development of possible projects. The City also engaged with residents and other stakeholders at two community meetings to understand their priority projects and solicit feedback as the plan progressed. Upon completion, the City was able to compete for Complete Streets construction funding through the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT).

2023 Complete Streets Prioritization Plan Update

As of March 2023, the City's existing Complete Streets Prioritization Plan (CSPP) is nearly six years old. Throughout this time the City's roadway network has changed and residents' priorities have most likely shifted. In order to continue making our streets safe and accessible for all travel modes while taking into consideration the community's priorities, a new CSPP is needed. The City has contracted with Toole Design to develop this updated plan.

The City's Sustainable & Equitable Transportation Committee, made up of five Malden residents, Ward 6 City Councillor Stephen Winslow, and Transportation Planner Jack Witthaus, will steer the project as it progresses. Community engagement will take place in non-traditional formats. These will include pop-events on City streets, virtual office hours, presentations at community group meetings, and other events. The purpose is to meet residents where they are in order to receive comprehensive feedback.

The CSPP is still in the planning stages now. More information will be included on this page soon. Documents from the previous Complete Streets Prioritization Plan (2017) and City Policy are included here:

Complete Streets Policy

Complete Streets Prioritization Plan Update