A complete street is one “that works well for anybody, no matter how you get around,” says Nancy Smith Lea, director of the Toronto Centre for Active Transportation (TCAT). Since 2010, the group has spearheaded an initiative called Complete Streets for Canada, working with cities on road design and making available research that shows how to engineer them differently. In this changing world, Toronto’s new guidelines may become another important resource. “What we hope will happen is that this will become kind of a widespread document that then other municipalities can use as well,” Ms. Smith Lea says.
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