A fundamental element of Chicago’s Complete Streets policy is that we must ensure that our streets are safe and designed for all users. The elements of street design such as geometry, visibility, maintenance, signs, landscaping and technology can make the difference between what is safe and unsafe at intersections, at driveways, and in travel lanes.

The below design standards, action plans and reports will make these improvements better, faster and less expensive. It is particularly important to make sure the most vulnerable Chicagoans are safe.

Design Guidelines



Program Projects


Safety Education Program Resources

Streetscape Master Plans

Bloomingdale Framework Plan

Elston Ave Streetscape & Property Design Guidelines

Lake Park Ave, 47th to 60th Proposed Construction Phasing

Lawrence, Chicago River to Ravenswood Streetscape Plan

Michigan Ave. Streetscape Master Plan

Peterson Ave, Jersey to California Improvement Study

Stony Island Ave Streetscape Master Plan (3 sections):
Section 1: Stony Island Avenue Master Plan Introduction and Existing Conditions
Section 2: Stony Island Avenue Master Plan Design Guidelines
Section 3: Stony Island Avenue Master Plan Implementation

Western Ave and Blvd Streetscape Master Plan

Western Ave, 91st to 119th and Walden Parkway Streetscape Master Plan

71st Street, Woodlawn to South Shore Draft Master Plan

95th Street Corridor Streetscape Manual and the 95th Street/ Western Avenue Business District Improvement Plan

111th St, Pulaski to Sacramento Streetscape Feasibility Study