TCAT Releases Analysis Report of City of Ottawa Complete Streets Policy

In 2013 the City of Ottawa recommended the adoption of a Complete Streets policy as part of Ottawa's Transportation Master Plan.

In March 2014 TCAT undertook an analysis of the policy language at the request of Ottawa based organizations including Ecology Ottawa. Yesterday, TCAT released is analysis report that assesses the strength of the Complete Streets components of Ottawa’s OP and TMP based on the 10 elements outlined by TCAT on the Complete Streets for Canada website

Overall, the City of Ottawa’s amended OP and updated TMP strongly encourage connectivity and context sensitivity, and regularly reference design guidelines. The TMP includes a Complete Streets policy with many essential elements, but lacks some key components that would make it model policy.

The entire report is available on the Complete Streets for Canada website.

Posted On: April 17, 2014