Road diets, while beneficial on some roadways, are not the solution for all streets. Some streets can’t be narrowed, while for others a road diet is simply not enough to solve the problem. Just as simply dieting is not always enough for a better lifestyle, roadways too can benefit from a more holistic approach. Complete streets
are another initiative that can help cities to create streets that are healthier and more livable
. Complete streets often integrate traffic calming measures such as speed humps
, staggered parking, lower speed limits, radar signs
, pedestrian crosswalks, bike lanes, and the like.