Complete Streets for Canada

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What communities have adopted a Complete Streets policy?

Québec City, Québec

Québec City, Québec adopted one of Canada's most ambitious Complete Streets policies in March 2017. The city intends to remake 25% of its streets into "Rues Conviviales" in the coming years. As of July 2017, two projects have been completed, seven projects are underway, and three additional projects are slated to start in 2018. Complete Streets projects include a variety of street types, ranging from residential streets to suburban arterials. 

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