Complete Streets for Canada

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What communities have adopted a Complete Streets policy?

Greater Sudbury, Ontario

On July 10, 2018 the City of Greater Sudbury Council adopted a Complete Streets Policy. In addition to approving the Complete Streets Policy, the City Council Resolution (No. CC 2018-196) directed Infrastructure Capital Planning staff to prepare a business case to develop Complete Streets Design Guidelines and an Implementation Strategy to be considered during the 2019 budget process.

St. Thomas, Ontario

Complete Streets Policy

The small city of St. Thomas, Ontario is one of the few communities in Ontario to have passed a dedicated, standalone Complete Streets policy. St. Thomas' City Council endorsed Complete Streets Guidelines in October, 2016 that will apply to all future road construction or reconstruction projects. The guidelines are based on six principles:

Airdrie, Alberta

Complete Streets Policy

The City of Airdrie, population of 59,000, is located half an hour away from Calgary's downtown core, where many of its residents work.  The City is expected to grow to over 100,000 in the next thirty years, much of which will be new developments.

The AirdrieONE Sustainability Plan 2012, identified challenges associated with rapid growth, low density and auto-dependency, and first articulated the vision for Complete Streets in Airdrie: 

Ajax, Ontario

  • Complete Street Policy
    • Adopted by Ajax Town  Council, September 2013 - More info (Click Here)
    • Ajax is the third municipality in Canada to adopt a Complete Streets policy.
    • The framework subsitutes "Complete Streets" for "Vibrant Streets", but Complete Street concepts are reflected