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 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.
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.