There is no single template or design for a Complete Street. Each project is unique and responds to its community context. A Complete Street in a rural area looks different from one in a large city, but both are designed to balance safety and convenience for everyone using the road. The following examples were developed to show what Complete Streets can look like in various community contexts across Canada.
Examples of Complete Streets In Canada
Main Street, Ottawa, is the most recent street profiled on our growing list of Complete Streets examples. This two-year long extensive redevelopment is the first major arterial road within the City of Ottawa to be converted into a Complete Street. Providing equal access of all modes of travel, the re-design improves safety and the public realm along this important corridor.
The City of Courtenay is implementing a Complete Street pilot project between Fitzgerald Ave and Johnston Ave on 5th Street. The City of Courtenay received $3.25 million from the federal Gas Tax Fund, Strategic Priorities category in order to move forward with this project. The project includes improvements to the screetscape such as: