St. Catherines is the largest city in the Niagara Region of Ontario. It is located roughly 20 km inland from the Canada-US border over the Niagara River.
“The City’s transportation system plays a major role in shaping the form, character, development and redevelopment of the City, influencing both the land uses and quality of life. It is based on the concept of Complete Streets – safely accommodating all users of a corridor including pedestrians, bicyclists, users of mass transit, persons with disabilities, motorists, freight providers, emergency responders, and adjacent land users to the extent appropriate to the function and context of the street. Components of Complete Streets may include but is not limited to: sidewalks, trails, bike lanes (or wide paved shoulders) and facilities, special bus lanes, comfortable and accessible transit facilities, frequent crossing opportunities, median islands, accessible pedestrian signals, curb extensions, greening, street furniture, wayfinding, streetscape amenities, and travel demand measures. It is the intent of this Plan to promote and facilitate a ‘Complete Streets’ approach in establishing a comprehensive and integrated transportation system to implement the City’s planned land use structure, design initiatives, and connections with and between the Downtown, residential and employment neighbourhoods, major activity centres, nodes and development corridors, agricultural lands, parkland and trails, and the City’s natural and cultural heritage.”