Greater Sudbury is the most populous city in Northern Ontario. It is the fifth largest city in Canada by land area, but it has quite low population density, with a population of just over 160,000.
On July 10, 2018 the City of Greater Sudbury Council adopted a Complete Streets Policy, becoming the first Canadian municipality to use a standalone resolution to do so. In addition to approving the Complete Streets Policy, the City Council Resolution (No. CC 2018-196) directed Infrastructure Capital Planning staff to prepare a business case to develop Complete Streets Design Guidelines and an Implementation Strategy to be considered during the 2019 budget process. The full policy and report, presented to the Operations Committee on June 18, 2018, builds on previous supporting policy recommendations, including Greater Together, the 2015-2018 Corporate Strategic Plan for Greater Sudbury.
The Greater Sudbury Draft Transportation Master Plan (2016) made the recommendation: “Implement a Complete Streets policy so that the transportation network is designed, constructed, operated and maintained for all users and modes of transportation” (Section 10.1, pg 185).
The Sustainable Mobility Plan for the City of Greater Sudbury (2010) made 66 recommendations, including that the City develop and implement a Complete Streets policy (pg 70).