Putting research into the hands of professionals

Over the past month, TCAT Director Nancy Smith Lea has shared the research findings from Complete Streets Transformations in the Greater Golden Horseshoe at both planning and engineering professional conferences. The book, released in May, looks at the implementation and evaluation of nine road renewal projects from across the Region that adopted a Complete Streets approach.  Examples are both rural and urban and range in scale from a simple road diet in Guelph to an elaborate rapid transitway in Markham and Richmond Hill. Nancy presented highlights from these case studies at the Ontario Institute of Professional Planners’ annual Symposium in Hamilton, as part of a session on growth planning initiatives funded by the Places to Grow Implementation Fund. She also spoke at the Transportation Association of Canada’s annual conference in Toronto, on a panel entitled “Complete Streets – Now Appearing Near You,” where she was joined by other speakers from Ottawa, Halifax and Toronto.

Posted On: October 20, 2016