Complete Streets

Swansea Complete Streets

Welcome to the Swansea Complete Streets Home Page

The Town of Swansea is participating in the MassDOT Complete Streets Funding Program to make Complete Streets a part of daily practice. Complete Streets are roadways that safely and comfortably accommodate all users, regardless of age and ability or mode of transportation.

With technical assistance funding from the MassDOT Complete Streets Funding Program, SRPEDD plans to help the town develop a Complete Streets Prioritization Plan (list of projects) that will ultimately be used to apply for funding from MassDOT to begin the construction of projects on the plan.

Additional information about the MassDOT Complete Streets Funding Program and all project presentations, information, and resources can be found in the document library of this webpage.

Latest News

June 2021

The town is working with SRPEDD and Fuss & O'Neill to develop a Complete Streets Prioritization Plan. See the image below for more information and for ways you can participate!

Existing Conditions

Existing Conditions Presentation

If you would like to print a brief version of the presentation click here.

Participate and Stay Involved

Public Comment Card

Use the Public Comment Card to share your opinion regarding aspects of the Complete Streets process.

Either fill in the card to the right, or click the button below. Your choice!

Please note, you may choose to include your name and email or remain anonymous. All comments will be part of the public record.

Click here for a printable version of the comment card.

Interactive Mapping Exercise

Use the Interactive Mapping Exercise to share what's important to you! Do you know of an area in need of a sidewalk or a road that needs a crosswalk? This is the time to tell us!  Just click the map below to get started!

What are Complete Streets?

What are Complete Streets?

Complete Streets are roadways that safely and comfortably accommodate all users, regardless of age and ability or mode of transportation. Users include, but are not limited to: motorists, bicyclists, pedestrians, motorists, emergency responders, transit and school bus riders, delivery and service personnel, and freight haulers. Complete Streets components can include roadway design features such as ADA compliant sidewalks and crossings, curb extensions, bicycle lanes, shared use pavement markings, bus shelters and pull-outs, wayfinding signage, landscaping, street lighting, and many other items.

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Complete Streets projects can take many forms. From left to right: shared lane markings, curb ramps, separated bike paths, and transit shelters.

MassDOT Complete Streets Funding Program

The MassDOT Complete Streets Funding Program was launched in February 2016 to provide technical assistance and construction funding to communities that demonstrate a commitment to include Complete Streets in policy and practice. In short, a community may be eligible for up to $400,000 in construction funding to implement Complete Streets elements in municipal projects and up to $38,000 in technical assistance funding in order to develop a plan to do so. The program is divided into three (3) “tiers” and a municipality must satisfy the requirements of the previous tier in order to advance through the program. Municipality participation can be found here.


Tier 1 - Training & Policy Adoption

  • Attendance at either an "Introductory" or "Advanced" Complete Streets Training (must be a municipal official/employee)
  • Development and local adoption of a Complete Streets policy. Followed by submission to MassDOT for approval.

Tier 2 - Prioritization Plan Development

  • Determination of Complete Streets needs and development of a prioritized list of infrastructure projects.

Tier 3 - Project Construction Funding

  • Application for construction funding to implement the Complete Streets infrastructure projects on the Prioritization Plan.