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Element 2: Users and Modes

Element Definition: 

A Complete Streets approach recognizes that people of all ages and abilities travelling on foot, bicycle, and transit deserve equal consideration in the transportation system. In the official plan, this is best achieved by providing each of these travel modes with a subsection in the transportation section and mentioning the need to consider users of all ages and abilities for each mode.

Official Plan Quotes: 

Official Plan of the City of Waterloo – Section 5.4 The Road Network: Policies

“Roads under the City’s jurisdiction will be planned as ‘complete streets’, enabling users of all ages and abilities – pedestrians, bicycles, transit riders and motorists – to interact and move more safely along and across City streets” (City of Waterloo, 2011).