Below is the latest Complete Streets news from across the country. Please be sure to check back frequently to see what’s new.
The Celebrate Yonge Complete Streets example is based on a walk-about and discussion (August 2012) with Evan Weinberg, Planning and Development Manager, Downtown Yonge Business Improvement Area (DTY BIA).
On Dec 10, 2012 the Victoria Transport Policy Institute released Evaluating Complete Streets: The Value of Designing Roads For Diverse Modes, Users and Activities. The report discusses differences between conventional transport planning and Complete Streets planning, especially relating to costs and benefits.
The District of Saanich in British Columbia has identified three roads that will receive Complete Streets redesigns: Cook Street, Tillicum Road and Glanford Avenue.
On September 19th 2012, Dr. Andrew McCallum, Chief Coroner for Ontario, released the Pedestrian Death Review. The purpose of the review was to examine the circumstances of 95 deaths that occurred from Jan. 1, 2010 to Dec. 31, 2010.
One of the most heavily walked streets in Canada has become a temporary haven for pedestrians. Two automobile lanes have been removed to make room for pedestrian boulevards and new public spaces on Yonge Street in downtown Toronto between Queen and Gerrard.
Complete Streets for Canada sits down with the Edmonton Journal to discuss the City's plan to adopt and implement a Complete Streets policy. “Engineers traditionally focus on the capacity for cars to get through an intersection and car congestion.