Simcoe County is located in south-central Ontario, just north of Toronto. Some of the major cities and towns in the county include Barrie, Orillia, Midhurst, and Innisfil.
Transportation Plan | 2014
Simcoe County’s 2014 Transportation Master Plan (TMP) includes a section on Context-Sensitive Road Design (p. 145-177) that draws heavily on Complete Streets approaches. The TMP describes Complete Streets as “a network of roadways that are planned, designed, constructed, operated and maintained to safely and comfortably provide for the needs of all users, including motorists, cyclists, pedestrians, transit and school bus riders, movers of freight, persons with disabilities, seniors, the young and emergency users” (p. xx). The TMP aims to integrate Complete Streets approaches into a new road classification system for Simcoe County (p. 147). The TMP also describes current conditions on regional roads, and how Complete Streets redesigns or changes could accommodate all users (p. 156-159). The TMP includes a template for integrating Complete Streets policies into the decision-making process for new roads or road refurbishment projects (p. 163), as well as examples of how streets in Simcoe County could be made into Complete Streets (p. 164-176).