Complete streets are designed and operated to enable safe access for all users. Pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and transit riders of all ages and abilities must be able to safely move along and across a complete street. But what does a complete street actually look like? We are looking for feedback from a wide range of people including engineers, planners, urban designers, architects, and community members.
TCAT is currently developing a “Complete Streets by Design” resource with funding from the Toronto Community Foundation. Once completed (by April 2012), this professional and visually appealing print and on-line resource will provide a vision, through a variety of practical designs for both urban and suburban streets, of how Toronto would look like with complete streets.
The first phase of this work – to develop criteria for selecting street types and to identify six candidate streets that will undergo design work – was completed on Jun 30, 2011. The list was shared with various stakeholders for review and finalized on Aug 5, 2011.
The selected streets are:
The next phase of the work – the design phase – is underway. The first complete draft of designs was finished on Nov 30th and is now being shared with a wide network for review.
The document (access the PDF here) shows an illustrated set of proposed cross-sections that demonstrate a rearrangement of the right-of-way space for each of the above sites to make the streets more complete. Based on your comments we will revise the cross sections, add the surrounding context and produce plans, and 3D views of each of the sites.
Your input will be a valuable contribution to first demonstrating and ultimately creating complete streets in Toronto.
Please provide any comments and suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday December 16th.