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
In November, 2014, the City of Ottawa opened its first Complete Street, a section of Churchill Ave from Carling Ave to Princeton Ave.
This Complete Streets example is based on a walk-about (August 2012) and discussion (October 2012) with Evan Weinberg, Planning and Development Manager, Downtown Yonge Business Improvement Area (DTY BIA).
A One Month Celebration of Downtown Yonge Street
In early 2010, a concept plan was completed for the City of Grande Prairie’s first Complete Street project.
In 2010, Assiniboine Avenue, a key route through downtown, was redesigned to become one of Winnipeg's first examples of a Complete Street providing a high-level of mobility for all road users.