For those who follow along regularly, you'll know that I'm passionate about creating a more accessible and walkable city. For me, that involves building a strong network of complete streets. 'Complete streets' considers the needs of all street users (and often prioritizes the needs of the most vulnerable users first). The City of Kitchener has been busy developing their own Complete Streets policy and the draft document is now available online. I'm pretty darn excited about the possibilities laid out in this proposal. But don't take my word, for it - take a look for yourself (in the attached file). And once you have done that, take a few moments to share your thoughts in the Complete Streets survey (which closes Sept. 17th). You can also attend a drop-in session on Sept. 12th at Breithaupt Centre from 5-8pm. #365ofgoodWR
Here's a little more detail about what Kitchener's Complete Streets are all about:
"People-friendly transportation options are a major priority for the city. Calmer streets and a balance between the needs of pedestrians, motorists, cyclists and transit users is vitally important as we work towards making our transportation networks safe, convenient, comfortable and connected.
One of the best ways to achieve these goals is by rethinking the way we design our roads. By applying cutting-edge research and best practices from other Canadian municipalities, the city developed a set of principles that will allow us to build “complete streets” that ensure that every mode of transportation has a place."