Complete Streets for Canada

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Element 8: Community Context

Element Definition: 

Not all streets have the same design considerations and therefore not all streets will necessarily have the same Complete Streets elements. For instance, a street in a dense downtown environment will be designed differently than a street in a low-density suburban environment.  Complete Streets recognizes that local context, whether urban, suburban, or rural, will have an impact on how a given street is designed.

Official Plan Quotes: 

City of Calgary Complete Streets Policy, Section 5: Definitions

““Complete Streets” means a new selection of multi-modal streets that incorporate walking, cycling and transit, incorporate elements of green infrastructure and function in the context of surrounding land uses” (City of Calgary, 2014).