Laws & Policies

Federal Complete Streets Legislation

Learn about the Federal Safe and Complete Streets Act of 2011

To access many excellent resources and to learn more about the 280+ Complete Streets policies already in place nationwide, visit the National Complete Streets Coalition Website.

Find Laws and policies that communities have used to support changes to the built environment to promote physical activity and healthy lifestyles. 

Local Complete Streets Policies Around Indiana


Bloomington/Monroe County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Complete Streets Policy (adopted January 9, 2009)

Madison County Council of Governments (MCCOG) Complete Streets Policy (adopted February 2010)

Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC)

City of Columbus Thoroughfare Plan, An Element of the City of Columbus Comprehensive Plan (effective November 10, 2010)

Complete Streets Policy in Indiana

Complete Streets legislation was proposed in both the 2010 (HB 1182) and 2011 (HB 1354) sessions of the Indiana General Assembly, but was not passed.

INDOT has added a Complete Streets statement to its Context Sensitive Solutions (CSS) Planning Guidelines.

Bicycling Laws

Bicycle laws in Indiana Code

Indianapolis has a number of ordinances
that regulate bicycle facilities.   See sections 441-371, 372, 373, 374 regarding limitations of motorized vehicles on bicycle paths; three foot passing distance between vehicle and a car; driving, standing or parking on Bike paths or lanes; and enforcement.


Bicycle and Pedestrian Plans in Indiana

Hoosiers on the Move 
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources, the Indiana Department of Transportation, the Governor’s Council for Physical Fitness & Sports, The Indiana Department of Tourism and the Indiana Economic Development Corporation produced this trails plan to guide the development and expansion of a statewide system of trails to be used for recreation and transportation throughout Indiana