Complete Streets for Canada

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What communities follow a Complete Streets approach?

A Complete Streets approach means that the term Complete Streets is mentioned in at least one official planning document in a given community but that the community has yet to adopt an official Complete Streets policy. Many communities across Canada are following a Complete Streets approach. 

A Complete Streets approach may also mean that Complete Streets is gaining popularity in a given community or that a discussion about moving towards formally adopting Complete Streets into an official planning document has begun.


The following communities have adopted a Complete Streets approach:

Cornwall, Ontario

Complete Streets Approach

The mid-sized, Eastern Ontario city of Cornwall presently has two official documents that incorporate Complete Streets approaches. Cornwall's 2014 Official Plan places a strong emphasis on creating a healthy, accessible and inclusive community through the use of Complete Streets designs (p. 14). The document also recommends the adoption of a dedicated Complete Streets policy for Cornwall (p. 23).

Sarnia, Ontario

Complete Streets Approach

Adopted in 2014, Sarnia's Transportation Master Plan (TMP) includes a section on Complete Streets (p. 47-50) that encourages the City adopt a dedicated Complete Streets policy. The TMP recommends Complete Streets be integral to all municipal streets in Sarnia. The TMP proposes a strategy for tracking the performance of Complete Streets approaches in Sarnia:

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