TCAT Releases Complete Streets Analysis Report on Markham’s New Official Plan

TCAT has released a synthesis report analyzing the strength of the Complete Streets components of Markham's recently adopted Official Plan (OP) based on the 10 elements outlined by TCAT on the Complete Streets for Canada website.

Markham's OP recommends that a “complete streets” philosophy be applied to the future development of the City’s road network to balance mobility between modes, increase safety for all users, and position streets as places within Markham’s communities. In this policy analysis, TCAT uses a revised version of the National Complete Streets Coalition’s Policy Measurement Tool to assess the prevalence and strength of Complete Streets language in the OP.

Overall, Markham’s OP includes a robust but incomplete Complete Streets approach.

Photo credit: Jacklyn Atlas, TCAT

Posted On: February 20, 2014