Kelowna is the third largest metropolitan area in British Columbia. It is located in the Okanagan Valley in the southern interior of BC.
The Kelowna 2030 Official Community Plan, which was adopted by City Council on May 30, 2011, includes policy for Complete Streets. Chapter 7 highlights a number of ‘general transportation policies’. The overall objective (7.6) is “[Placing an] increased emphasis on sustainable modes of transportation (walking, cycling, transit) while maintaining automobile, commercial goods and emergency vehicle mobility.”
Policy 2 under Objective 7.6 is for Complete Streets. The City of Kelowna outlines this policy as follows: “Ensure new roads are built as complete streets that incorporate sidewalks and on-street bike lanes on arterial and major collector roads and off-road bike paths as per the Active Transportation Plan and provides for efficient transit service, as well as sufficient space to include landscaping.”