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

National Bike Month – May 2023

Apr 18, 2023

May is National Bike Month, and Friday May 19th is National Bike to Work Day, promoted by the League of American Bicyclists and celebrated in communities from coast to coast. Established in 1956, National Bike Month is a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling — and encourage more folks to giving biking a […]


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.

Source: Wikipedia