The Toronto Centre for Active Transportation (TCAT) is often 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.