Below is the latest Complete Streets news from across the country. Please be sure to check back frequently to see what’s new.
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.
TCAT was interviewed by Spacing.ca about their Complete Streets for Canada program. The interview covers a variety of interesting facts about the merits and challenges of adopting and implementing Complete Streets policies. Check it out!
On March 29, 2012 , TCAT released Complete Streets by Design: Toronto streets redesigned for all ages and abilities at the University of Toronto (launch photos here). The report demonstrates how six Toronto streets could look and feel after a Complete Streets redesign.
Before Oak Bay created a Complete Streets approach it was the only Greater Victoria municipality without one. Not having a Complete Streets approach put the municiplity at a disadvantage when competing for provincial and federal funding.
Vision 2051 is York Region's latest long-term strategic document. This document establishes a blueprint for the Region and outlines stategic directions for the coming 40 years. The document includes Complete Streets in its strategic direction for regional transportation.
On June 18th 2012, Dr. Andrew McCallum, Chief Coroner for Ontario, released the Cycling Death Review. The purpose of the review was to examine the circumstances of cycling deaths that occurred from Jan. 1, 2006 to Dec. 31, 2010.
Ryan Whitney of TCAT and Netami Stuart in conversation about the growing Complete Streets movement and what it might mean for communities in Ontario.
Check out Streetwise in Ground Magazine (Spring 2012)