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Citizen-Centered Cities, Volume I by Paul R. Messinger

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CHAPTER 8

Complete Streets

Learning from Past Pushback

Moein Khanlari and Paul R. Messinger

The City of Edmonton developed a Complete Streets policy to be used in planning, design, and construction of new or existing streets in order to ensure efficient and convenient access for all street users.2 The policy was developed in consultation with internal and external stakeholders through workshops and an online discussion forum. The policy was approved by Edmonton’s City Council in May 2013.3

Context and Catalyst

A Complete Street is a street whose design takes into account its surrounding area context and land use to eventually enable its users to safely move along or across it regardless of their ages, abilities, and transportation modes. The ...

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