TCAT is pleased to announce the release of Complete Street Transformations in the Greater Golden Horseshoe Region, a new book profiling nine recent street projects in the region that were redesigned to benefit people on foot, on bike, or on transit.
Streets in Brantford, Guelph, Hamilton, Kitchener, Markham, Peterborough, Richmond Hill, Toronto, and Waterloo are featured in the book, and demonstrate the many forms that Complete Streets can take. Street redesigns range from the simple addition of painted bike lanes, to multi-million dollar transit projects. Most include expanded sidewalks, streetscaping, or new safety or accessibility features to encourage pedestrian activity.
No two street designs documented in the book are the same and the context for each is deliberately quite varied. The book includes data and evidence from before and after changes on these streets were implemented, to determine how successful each project has been at meeting key goals. In each case, a variety of photographs, illustrations and infographics tell a story of how each street was redesigned, and the results of these changes.
The electronic version of the book is available for free online, and a limited number of print copies are also available for purchase.
The book is a joint project between TCAT, Dr. Raktim Mitra, Assistant Professor, School of Urban and Regional Planning at Ryerson University and Dr. Paul Hess, Associate Professor, Department of Geography and Planning at the University of Toronto, with funding from the Government of Ontario through the Places to Grow Implementation Fund.
See the press release here.