Cornwall is Ontario’s easternmost city, located along the St. Lawrence river nearby the borders with the province of Québec and the USA.
The mid-sized, Eastern Ontario city of Cornwall presently has two official documents that incorporate Complete Streets approaches. Cornwall’s 2014 Official Plan places a strong emphasis on creating a healthy, accessible and inclusive community through the use of Complete Streets designs (p. 14). The document also recommends the adoption of a dedicated Complete Streets policy for Cornwall (p. 23).
While Cornwall’s 2010 Cycling and Pedestrian Master Plan only briefly refers to the adoption Complete Streets approaches (p. 23), it does focus on creating an active transportation network that is accessible to not only people of all ages and abilities, but to all socioeconomic groups. The Plan explains that “Investment in cycling facilities and neighbourhood walkability, along with transit improvements, offers a tremendous opportunity to improve access to employment and services for everyone, particularly the region’s most vulnerable” (p. 6). The document also includes a detailed implementation plan with numerous examples of proposed facilities for cyclists and pedestrians.