Complete Streets move people, not just cars. They are designed and operated to enable safe and comfortable use for all, regardless of age or ability. They recognize that streets have different roles, functions, and characteristics depending on their context. From the planning stages, to engagement, design, construction, and rehabilitation, we will aim to create livable neighbourhoods that build a better and safer Nanaimo for pedestrians, cyclists, transit users, & motorists.
Through attractive design, enhanced safety, and multi-modal infrastructure, the road can be transformed into a space that:
- Increases safety
- Promotes a more active lifestyle
- Decreases carbon dioxide emissions
- Encourages a sense of community
- Supports local businesses
The scope of the work is to review the current street classification system to reflect the livability and functionality of the street. Complete Streets Guidelines will be created to aid developers and city staff to design and construct livable and accessible streets.
As the project progresses, there will be opportunities to provide feedback on the direction the project will take. The first opportunity will be to discuss trade-offs and public preferences, understanding that not all streets can accommodate all modes in the same way.
If you have any comments or questions on the proposed guidelines or public consultation, please contact us at 250-754-4251 or email CompleteStreets@nanaimo.ca