We are seeing momentum in the adoption of Complete Streets policies across Canada! In February, 2013, the Town of Ajax became the third community in Canada to adopt a Complete Streets policy. The town adopted their policy in their revised Transportation Master Plan (TMP) that was approved by their Council in February, 2013.
An then in May, 2013 the City of Edmonton became the fourth city in Canada to approve a Complete Streets policy which will be used when planning, designing and constructing all streets, including those in new neighbourhoods and when old ones are rehabilitated in existing neighbourhoods.
The policy came about after one year of public consultation including workshops with internal and external stakeholders, and an on-line discussion forum. The policy joins the City's Complete Streets Guidelines that will work together to advance the goals set out in Edmonton’s strategic plan The Way Ahead and its Transportation Master Plan The Way We Move.
Canada's first Complete Streets policy was adopted in Calgary in 2009 and the second in Waterloo in 2011. For more information on Complete Streets policies across Canada, visit completestreetsforcanada.ca