Kingston is a midsized city in southeastern Ontario, located on Lake Ontario between Toronto and Montreal.
Walk ‘n’ Roll, Kingston’s active transportation plan, includes Complete Streets as one of its six key themes used when developing this plan. The plan notes that “active transportation is a key component to support a ‘complete streets’ approach when planning, designing, implementing, and operating a City-wide transportation system.” (p.7). As such, the themes of complete streets are present throughout the document’s main principles, although without the specific mention of Complete Streets.
Kingston’s updated 2017 Official Plan references Complete Streets in specific areas of the City, stating that Complete Streets design principles should be applied in “enhancing gateways into the City and into the Central Business District” (p. 87).
Kingston’s 2015 Transportation Master Plan (TMP) draws extensively on Complete Streets principles. It recommends the implementation of a dedicated Complete Streets policy for Kingston as a short-term policy priority (p. 50).
Kingston’s 2015 Design Guidelines for Communities adopts a Complete Streets approach for new communities in order to “design streets for multiple modes of travel so that active transportation is prioritized by incorporating sidewalks and bicycle infrastructure” (p. 29). The guide includes many helpful examples and diagrams of Complete Streets, but it is intended for use in new neighbourhoods, rather than existing streetscapes.