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Policy Analysis

The Toronto Centre for Active Transportation (TCAT) has been commissioned by municipalities, regions, foundations, or other organizations to conduct policy scans and evaluations.  Below are a few such reports.  If you are interested in having TCAT review and make recommendations for your Complete Streets policies, please contact us through the TCAT website.

Complete Streets Gap Analysis

As far as we're aware, this is the first research report in Canada into the opportunities and barriers for Complete Streets.  The Official Plans of 17 of Ontario's largest municipalities were analyzaed using the Ten Elements of a Comprehensive Complete Streets Policy.     



City of Markham, Complete Streets Policy Analysis

In their 2013 Official Plan, the City of Markham adopted a Complete Streets policy.  In this report, we analyze the strength of their approach, using the Ten Elements of a Comprehensive Complete Streets Policy.   



Region of Niagara, Complete Streets Policy Analysis

In 2013, the Region of Niagara endorsed "Complete Streets for Niagara" (CSN), a policy handbook, for use in its own planning and encouraged local municipalities to use it as well.  In this report, we assess the handbook for its strengths and weaknesses.



City of Ottawa, Complete Streets Policy Analysis

In 2013, the City of Ottawa undertook a city-wide review and amendment of its land use, tranportation and infrastructure policies that make up its Official Plan, Transportation Master Plan, Cycling Plan and Pedestrian Plan.  This report analyzes the Complete Streets approach contained in these documents.  



Complete Streets Policy & Implementation Guide for Grey Bruce

In 2015, TCAT, together with MMM Group, was commissioned by the Grey Bruce Health Unit to prepare this guide, with the goal of developing a Complete Streets policy that responds to the unique context of this rural region.