Complete Streets is a new approach to planning and designing Edmonton’s transportation system. It moves away from traditional, standards-based design. The idea is based on designing a street that reflects the surrounding area’s context, land use and users.
Main Streets Update to the Complete Streets Policy
Main Streets are enhanced Complete Streets.
Edmonton’s Complete Streets Guidelines state that all streets are designed to be Complete Streets, but it doesn’t list any high-profile Main Streets or provide detailed guidelines for enhanced streetscaping. The Main Streets Guideline addresses this gap and is an addition to the Complete Streets Guidelines.
A guideline for designing Edmonton’s Main Streets was created in winter 2015. It will be used in the planning and design of Main Streets.
Main Streets are not only transportation links, they are streets that act as strong community places and often have a tie to business and community revitalization.
Jasper Avenue has been historically recognized as Edmonton’s Main Street and is the first street to be designed with the Main Streets Guideline.
Jasper Ave New Vision
Imagine Jasper Avenue will continue in spirit of the Jasper Ave New Vision which set out a plan to revitalize Jasper Avenue from 100 Street to 109 Street and transform it into a dynamic place celebrating Edmonton’s social, economic and cultural vitality.
The Oliver Area Redevelopment Plan
The Oliver Area Redevelopment Plan (ARP) provides a planning framework to guide development and revitalization in the Oliver neighbourhood consistent with the Council-approved vision and guiding principles, while allowing adequate flexibility to address a range of market conditions. It provides policy and objectives for Oliver in the following areas: transportation, land use, access, recreation, parking, business and social services development and implementation.