Complete Streets Guidelines for Edmonton
The new Complete Streets Design and Construction Standards, which govern roadway design in the City of Edmonton replace the 2013 Complete Streets Guidelines.
The Complete Streets approach moves away from traditional design by designing streets that reflect the surrounding area’s context, land use and users. A complete street integrates all road users safely, including pedestrians, cyclists and motorists of all ages and abilities.
Principles of Complete Streets
The principles provided a basis for decision-making as we developed the Complete Streets Guidelines and are the basis for the Complete Streets Policy statement.
Complete Streets in Edmonton are intended to:
- Provide travel options for all users and trip purposes in a safe, accessible, context sensitive manner in all seasons
- Form a network of streets that together accommodate all users and allow for efficient and high quality travel experiences
- Be adaptable by accommodating the needs of the present and future through effective space allocation for the many functions of the street
- Contribute to the environmental sustainability and resiliency of the city
- Consider both direct and indirect costs, as well as the value of the roadway and the adjacent real estate; and be vibrant and attractive people places in all seasons that contribute to an improved quality of life
Previous implementation projects for Complete Streets include pilot projects in road renewal, in new residential areas, and on Main Streets. The City is currently working on roll out for the Complete Streets Design and Construction Standards and implementation initiatives will focus on reducing or removing barriers wherever possible.