Complete Communities Prioritize Pedestrians

In complete communities, pedestrians take precedence

 

Part of the appeal of downtown Toronto is that it represents our most mature “complete community,” defined in the city’s official plan as places where it is possible to live, work and enjoy daily life within walking distance or a short transit ride from home.  (RAFFI ANDERIAN ILLUSTRATION)
Part of the appeal of any downtown is walkability, and easy access to local transportation, and “last mile transit” from public transportation to destinations within the city.
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https://www.thestar.com/opinion/commentary/2014/08/16/in_complete_communities_pedestrians_take_precedence.html

One Reply to “Complete Communities Prioritize Pedestrians”

  1. I remember going to Toronto years ago on a business trip and trying to walk from my hotel to the office. There were no sidewalks at all, just grass along the major roadway.

    I’m happy to see that this article, though I wonder if where I was is considered “downtown”.

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