Road map pitched for complete streets

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By Matthew Van Dongen

A social planning agency is pitching a citywide “complete streets” strategy to cut health and economic disparities between neighbourhoods.

The concept of complete streets — designed to cater to all users, not just cars — is gaining traction as a planning principle in Hamilton. Councillors endorsed a holistic transportation plan this spring that includes the creation of a complete streets strategy and demonstration project.

A formal road map is needed sooner rather than later, said Sara Mayo, who helped compile a draft strategy on behalf of different community groups working with the Social Planning and Research Council of Hamilton.

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