From April 2-25, Transportation Services will run an online dialogue about ‘Complete Streets’— and we want your input!
“Wait,” you’re probably wondering. “What exactly are Complete Streets?”
Complete Streets is a concept. It’s a City of Edmonton initiative that acknowledges a simple truth: when it comes to roads, one size doesn’t fit all.
Complete Streets take into consideration a street’s location (residential, industrial, commercial), who’s using it and how they’re using it (cars, bikes, walking). Complete Streets are not limited to urban areas; the principles involved are appropriate for new and mature neighbourhoods, suburbs and industrial areas alike. Complete Streets are safe, comfortable and convenient for walking, cycling, driving or taking transit.
In order to help realize the goals of the City’s Transportation Master Plan, The Way We Move, we’re looking for input that will help us create Complete Streets Guidelines. These guidelines will benefit Edmontonians by creating streets that have better land use, that integrate transportation modes, and that encourage active transportation modes like cycling and walking.
To illustrate, here’s how other cities are dealing with Complete Streets:
- Toronto: http://completestreets.ca/
- Calgary: 2011 Interim Complete Streets Guide
- New York: Complete Streets: It’s About More than Bike Lanes (Video)
Please go to www.edmonton.ca/CompleteStreets, and get in on the conversation.