Reconstruction Ahead: School Streets and Street Reclamation in Ontario

This report investigates the implementation of Schools Streets in Ontario to reveal the implications for broader street reclamation efforts. School Streets are a type of street experiment that restricts vehicles on the street in front of a school at the start and end of the school day to create a car-free environment. Stakeholders involved in every known School Street in Ontario and other relevant interest groups were interviewed as part of this research. The findings of the research highlight barriers that hinder School Streets’ establishment, scale, and sustainability; propose recommendations for municipalities to establish, scale, and sustain School Streets in Ontario; and name long-term implications for contemporary street reclamation efforts.
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