The Evolution of the Complete Street Concept

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EVENT: Live Webinar
DATE: Wednesday, February 8, 2017
TIME: 1:00-2:00 PM ET
Individual (1 person): $99 members / $129 non-member
Group* of up to 5 people: $395 members / $645 non-member
Group* of up to 10 people: $790 members / $1290 non-member

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The Complete Street approach is driven by the public’s desire to have urban streets with less focus on maximizing vehicle volume and speed, and more focus on active transportation modes such as walking, cycling, and transit. The implementation of complete streets has a number of challenges to resolve, including the legal aspect that governs operation, the design aspect that determines street and intersection geometry, and the planning process aspect that prioritizes investments.

Those interested in the Complete Street approach may also wish to read the briefing, Complete Streets: Policy and practice in Canada (2015).

Participants of this webinar will learn to recognize the legal, design and planning process challenges of complete streets through concrete examples, and to identify possible solutions.


  • Introduction and background
  • Legal aspects
  • Design aspects
  • Planning process aspect

Learning Objectives

  • Think differently about planning and building urban streets
  • Recognize legal, design, and process challenges
  • Identify ideas on how to address the challenges of implementation
  • Gain overall confidence in pursuing the Complete Street concept

Target Audience

Transportation planners working on transportation master plans, community design plans, and street designs; urban street and bridge design engineers; traffic engineers; urban planners; safety professionals, and interested elected officials.


Kornel Mucsi, Program Manager
Transportation Planning, City of Ottawa

In his current role, Kornel coordinates a group of talented transportation professionals working on transportation policy development, multimodal transportation modelling and planning, and the functional design of streets with active transportation facilities. His main focus is bringing together street design with the City’s long-term transportation vision.  Kornel has 20+ years’ experience in transportation planning and engineering. He holds a BSc degree in engineering from the University of Novi Sad (former Yugoslavia), Master’s degrees from the University of Westminster (UK) and the University of Toronto, and a PhD degree from Carleton University.


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