Fredericton is the capital city of New Brunswick. It is the third largest city in this maritime province.
Fredericton’s 2016 “Fredericton City Centre Public Realm Design Guidelines” includes a section dedicated to Complete Streets (p. 2-7). The guide describes Complete Streets as “context-sensitive, pedestrian-focused, flexible, accessible and environmentally sustainable” (p. 3). The guide explains that Complete Streets in Fredericton will help fulfill four objectives: “establish a consistent design quality, cultivate a vibrant street life, stimulate private investment, and encourage a modal shift” (p. 4-5). The guide provides numerous examples of streetscape designs for downtown Fredericton. However, it is not a municipality-wide document, and as of July 2017 Fredericton’s Official Plan does not include any commitment to Complete Streets.
Imagine Frederiction: The Municipal Plan is the city’s overall strategic plan, and “establishes a broad planning policy framework to manage future growth and provides policy guidance on land use and development related issues.” (p.8).
Within this, Complete Streets is mentioned within section 3 “Building a Successful City” subsection 9 “Mobility and Transportation”. Complete Streets is mentioned to ensure “that the design of the public realm appropriately balances the needs of all users. An appropriate mix of vehicular, pedestrian, cycling, and
transit facilities should be provided within the design and construction of new streets
and upgrades of existing streets.” (p.63). This is followed by four direct methods city hall will achieve this. Furthermore, the importance of streetscapes in supporting walking and enjoyment of the public realm is mentioned under Complete Streets (p.63).