In Fall 2015, OPHI worked with Clark County Public Health (CCPH) and the cities of Vancouver and Battle Ground to implement Complete Streets plans and policies. For Vancouver, OPHI prepared a set of transportation project checklists designed to ensure that all transportation projects, when possible and appropriate, are designed to enable safe access for all users, not just motorized vehicles. For Battle Ground, OPHI worked with city staff to develop a prioritized list of Complete Streets projects to guide short and long term planning and investment decisions. OPHI also worked with CCPH and multiple stakeholders to educate other communities in Clark County about the benefits of Complete Streets, and will likely continue to work with additional local jurisdictions on passing and implementing Complete Streets policies.
OPHI has been promoting the adoption and implementation of Complete Streets policies for many years, through involvement in projects such as the Clackamas County Transportation System Update and the City of Portland Comprehensive Plan Update, as well as programs such as the HEAL Cities Campaign that works with local leaders and planners to adopt and implement Complete Streets and other policies that promote healthy eating or active living.The Battle Ground City Council adopted the Complete Streets Inventory that OPHI developed for their Department of Public Works. The Inventory provides the city with a prioritized list of projects for supporting travel by bike, foot, and transit. Battle Ground is now in the process of seeking funding for the highest priority project, a multi-use path that runs along Highway 503, providing bicyclists and pedestrians with a safe and convenient north-south connection through the city, and improved access to shops, schools, and neighborhoods.