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Complete Streets Design Guidelines and Resources

These resources will aid in designing and implementing Complete Streets in your community.

Healthy Streets: Evidence Review (2014), TPH

The Healthy Streets: Evidence Review, produced by Toronto Public Health (TPH), gives a thorough examination and assessment of the available published evidence on specific Complete Street design interventions and their association with health outcomes.  It draws conclusions about how the information can be used in Toronto to promote healthier street design.

Transit Street Design Guide (2016), NACTO

Developed by the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO), the Transit Street Design Guide offers design strategies and advice for building city streets that prioritize transit, while providing safe space for other modes, including walking and cycling.  Three street environments are explored: Neighbourhood Street, Corridor Street, and Downtown Street.    

Urban Street Design Guide (2013), NACTO

Developed by the National Association of City Transportation Officials, this guide offers a clear vision of Complete Streets, and a road map for implementation. As well as overall street design, it includes sections focused on intersections, and on low-cost, interim design solutions that municipalities can easily pilot.

Complete Streets Complete Networks (2012), ATA

 Complete Streets Complete Networks: A Manual for the Design of Active Transportation provides an introduction to the principles of Complete Streets roadway design and a collection of resources for planners. It was created by the Active Transportation Alliance from Chicago, Illinois.

Transit-Supportive Guidelines, Ministry of Transportation (Ontario) (2012)

These guidelines recommend strategies for transit-friendly land use planning, urban design and operational practices, drawing from experiences in Ontario, elsewhere in North America and abroad. Their aim is to assist urban planners, transit planners, developers and others, working in communities of all sizes, in creating an environment that is supportive of transit and developing services and programs to increase transit ridership.

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