St. Albert is a city located near the City of Edmonton. St. Albert’s Complete Streets approach was featured in a blog posting in 2017.
The Complete Streets Guidelines and Implementation Strategy was created in August 2018.
Section 5.0 looks at the intersection of roadway functions and land use forms such as commercial, residential, and employment to identify street typologies within the City of St. Albert. Street typologies include boulevards, neighbourhood residential, and connector employment (p. 23).
Section 6.0 provides different types of elements that are present within streets such as pedestrian realms and vehicle realms (p. 39).
The guidelines also touch upon the importance of tradeoffs and why they occur for either technical or political reasons. Accommodating all modes of transit may be difficult given the existing right-of-way, it is important to understand the whole context and engage stakeholders (p. 68). Examples are also provided of common tradeoffs that occur such as:
- Bike Lane vs. Sidewalk
- Removal of Driving Lane to Accommodate Bikes or Pedestrians
- Transit Access Zone vs Parking Lane
- Narrowing Travel Lanes
Section 8.2.9 has provided a detailed chart on the implementation of several action items with a timeframe.
The City of St. Albert’s Transportation Plan was created in 2015. Under the plan’s vision and guiding principles, it states,
“They key strategies for the St. Albert Road network are to use intelligent transportation systems to maximize existing infrastructure, improve neighbourhood roads through traffic calming, implement a Complete Streets Policy to protect roads for differing purposes, envision a new future for St. Albert Trail, prioritize supporting new regional road connections, and maintain an up to date travel demand model for ongoing project evaluation” (p. iii).