There is no one cookie template or design for Complete Streets. Each 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 the country.
Examples of Complete Streets In Canada
At a cost of $6 million, four lanes on St. George Street were reduced to two, sidewalks were widened and architectural features were added.
In 2011, the City of Ottawa completed a pilot project for the redesign of Laurier Street in the central part of the city. This redesign includes the first downtown segregated bike lane in Ontario.
Before redesign, Davenport Road was in poor condition (it was built in the 1970s). The layout contributed to speeding and car accidents. At the same time, pedestrians and cyclists commonly used the road to reach Conestoga Mall and nearby neighbourhoods.