Friday, March 21, 2014

Ontario's New Provincial Policy Statement Prioritizes Active Transportation but Misses the Mark on Complete Streets

For the first time, within this overarching policy that governs all provincial land use decisions, the term “active transportation” is introduced (replacing “alternative transportation modes” in previous versions.)  Other notable changes are:
  • That increasing the “use of active transportation and transit before other modes of travel” is prioritized (Part IV);
  • That municipal land use plans shall be supportive of active transportation (;
  • That streets should “foster social interaction and facilitate active transportation and community connectivity” (1.5.1).
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