Complete Streets for Canada

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Churchill Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario

In November, 2014, the City of Ottawa opened its first Complete Street, a section of Churchill Ave from Carling Ave to Princeton Ave.  The street was due for a major rehabilitation and replacement of linear infrastructure, and, as part of its Ottawa on the Move project, the City saw this routine construction as an opportunity to make major improvements to the right-of-way, including:

  • raised cycling lanes 
  • improved street lighting 
  • traffic control at three intersections
  • traffic calming measures
  • concrete curbs and sidewalks
  • streetscaping
  • utilities relocation

Read more about the transformation, including the public consultation undertaken by the City.  


Before and After

Photo - After: 
Churchill Ave after the complete street transformation
Photo - Before: 
Churchill Ave before the complete street transformation


Churchill Avenue