“Complete Streets” are streets that are designed to provide safe and comfortable access for people of all ages, gender, abilities, and modes of travel–including pedestrians, cyclists, transit users and motorists (Complete Streets for Canada).
To accommodate all users, Complete Streets often include features such as on-road bike lanes, wider sidewalks, protected crossings, landscaped areas, and traffic calming measures.
There is no one-size-fits-all Complete Street design; what is considered to be a “Complete Street” will vary between communities and wards in the City of Ottawa. This is why pedestrian and/or cycling audits are so important. We need to assess what features a street has and where improvements for the users can be made.
The Council on Aging and the Ottawa Seniors Transportation Committee, supported by Ecology Ottawa will be holding a walkability audit on Saturday, October 25th. Participants will fill out a survey as they walk a predetermined route to assess the issues encountered by pedestrians, cyclists and cars as they move through Beaverbrook.
Participants of all ages and abilities are encouraged to take part. We will gather at the Beaverbrook Community Centre at 1 pm sharp, have a quick educational on the audit procedures and then break in to small groups to cover the route.
If you have any questions please contact Karen Hawley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2 Beaverbrook Rd
Kanata, ON K2K 1L1
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