Related Planning/Physical Infrastructure Initiatives

What is a complete street?
Complete Streets create a safe and comfortable environment for all forms of transportation, including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists, and transit riders. Each Complete Street design is unique and reflects the community and context where it’s found.

Benefits of Complete Streets

Complete Streets bring many benefits that impact surrounding neighborhoods. They increase safety for all by slowing down vehicular traffic and providing more spaces for pedestrians to utilize and safely cross the street. With more options of mobility, people can incorporate walking and biking in their daily routine, which in turn can improve their overall health. Complete streets can also help stimulate local economies and increase surrounding land values.  With fewer people driving their cars, vehicle emissions are lowered, which improves local air quality.

Local Complete Streets

West Lafayette’s State Street is the most notable local example of a complete street. This roadway redevelopment project will include tree-lined sidewalks, bike paths, and improved vehicular travel lanes.

Local Bicycle and Pedestrian Plans

If you are interested in seeing the latest in Greater Lafayette bicycle and pedestrian planning efforts, be sure to check out our Facts page here.

Bike/Walk News


Aug 22, 2019

Thanks for helping us move toward a bicycle friendly future! The City of West Lafayette recently applied to be awarded the status of “Bicycle Friendly Community” by the League of American Bicyclists. In order to further gauge the public’s opinion on our current bicycling accommodations and the overall experience of being a cyclist or pedestrian […]


Lafayette is located at 40°24′38″N 86°52′29″W (40.410585, -86.874681)[16] and lies in Fairfield and Wea Townships. Elevation at the court house is 550 feet (168 m), but city elevations range from a little over 500 feet (150 m) at the Wabash River to approximately 700 feet (210 m) in the areas of Murdock Park and Columbian Park.

According to the 2010 census, Lafayette has a total area of 27.74 square miles (71.85 km2), all land.

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