Complete Streets for Canada

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Element 5: Encourages Connectivity

Element Definition: 

A connected and integrated transportation system is necessary to allow all users to move freely between any number of origins and destinations. A comprehensive Complete Streets policy explicitly mentions the need to create a continuous network that supports all modes of transportation.

Official Plan Quotes: 

Official Plan of the City Hamilton – Chapter C: City-Wide Systems and Designations, Section 4.2.8a, Urban Design and Complete Streets

“Establishment of a continuous grid road network as the preferred street layout to allow pedestrians, cyclists, transit vehicles, automobiles and goods and services vehicles to move efficiently through municipalities” (City of Hamilton, 2009).