Complete Streets for Canada

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What planning documents are used to adopt Complete Streets policies?

The Official Plan, or its equivalent depending on the jurisdiction, is a key document for the adoption of a Complete Streets policy because it is the most overarching policy document that guides land use and infrastructure planning in most Canadian provinces and territories.

There are other valuable documents where a Complete Streets policy can be adopted. These policy documents include Transportation Master Plans, Strategic Plans, Urban Design Guidelines, Active Transportation Master Plans and others. The goal is to have an overarching policy direction that supports Complete Streets and this is done through integrating Complete Streets throughout a given municipality's most important planning documents.