Chief Coroner of Ontario Recommends Complete Streets

In September, the Ontario Office of the Chief Coroner released a review of accidental pedestrian deaths in Ontario during 2010. The first recommendation proposed by the report is that the province and all municipalities in Ontario adopt a Complete Streets approach in order to improve pedestrian safety: 

A “complete streets” approach should be adopted to guide the development of new communities and the re-development of existing communities in Ontario. Complete streets should be designed to be safe, convenient and comfortable for every user, regardless of transportation mode, physical ability or age."

The adoption of a Complete Streets approach was also the first recommendation in the coroner's cycling death review, released in June 2012.

The entire report is available here.


Posted On: October 11, 2012