Changing Lanes

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The City of Mississauga’s Changing Lanes Project will update, develop and implement new tools for staff, developers, and other street providers to ensure our streets are safe and more convenient for all users. The Changing Lanes project will:

  • Develop a new street classification system, to be included in Mississauga’s Official Plan
  • Deliver Complete Streets guidelines for streets in Mississauga, updating our approach to street planning and design
  • Determine a prioritized list of street improvement projects to help efficiently deliver safer, more complete, streets
  • Undertake a thorough review and update of our road engineering design standards

COVID-19 Community Engagement Update: While we continue to respond to this pandemic, we are working hard to deliver essential services and projects to keep our City moving and safe. While we can’t connect in-person at this time, we still want to connect! Please find on this site the ways you will be kept updated on this project's progress.


At-a-Glance: Complete Streets

Complete Streets guidelines and policies work to ensure that multiple types of street users can be accommodated and feel comfortable and safe sharing our streets. This includes pedestrians, cyclists, public transportation users and drivers. Measures can include installing cycling facilities, building sidewalks (where not already existing), adding dedicated public transit lanes, and implementing measures to slow down traffic.


The City of Mississauga’s Changing Lanes Project will update, develop and implement new tools for staff, developers, and other street providers to ensure our streets are safe and more convenient for all users. The Changing Lanes project will:

  • Develop a new street classification system, to be included in Mississauga’s Official Plan
  • Deliver Complete Streets guidelines for streets in Mississauga, updating our approach to street planning and design
  • Determine a prioritized list of street improvement projects to help efficiently deliver safer, more complete, streets
  • Undertake a thorough review and update of our road engineering design standards

COVID-19 Community Engagement Update: While we continue to respond to this pandemic, we are working hard to deliver essential services and projects to keep our City moving and safe. While we can’t connect in-person at this time, we still want to connect! Please find on this site the ways you will be kept updated on this project's progress.


At-a-Glance: Complete Streets

Complete Streets guidelines and policies work to ensure that multiple types of street users can be accommodated and feel comfortable and safe sharing our streets. This includes pedestrians, cyclists, public transportation users and drivers. Measures can include installing cycling facilities, building sidewalks (where not already existing), adding dedicated public transit lanes, and implementing measures to slow down traffic.

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    Will there be a complete breakdown of each Phase in a written report (published/online) to determine what decisions were made and rationale behind said decsions?

    Talha Asked 11 days ago

    A Complete Streets Guidelines document and corresponding report will describe the decisions made and their rationale. This will be presented to Council for their endorsement and published online.

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    Is stormwater management - and Low Impact Development in particular - being considered as a component of complete street design?

    Melanie Kramer, CVC Asked 28 days ago

    Yes: Low Impact Development and stormwater management recommendations will be part of our Complete Streets Guidelines.

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    How does this project connect to the City’s Strategic Plan?

    about 2 months ago

    The goal of Changing Lanes is to reduce private automobile dependence in our growing City. This aligns with the City’s Strategic Plan, and is supported by several key strategic objectives:

    • Increase transportation capacity
    • Provide mobility choices
    • Maintain a safe city
    • Support older adults so they are able to stay in their homes as they age (aging in place)
    • Develop in a ‘pedestrian first’ manner
    • Develop a transit-oriented city
    • Create great public spaces
    • Deliver infrastructure in a sustainable way
    • Promote a green culture
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    What are Complete Streets guidelines?

    about 2 months ago

    Complete Streets guidelines help city-builders provide Complete Streets by describing flexible, context-sensitive, and multi-modal approaches to street design, maintenance, and operation. For example, they provide policy support and guidance for installing cycling facilities, building new sidewalks, adding dedicated public transit lanes, and implementing traffic calming measures.

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    What are Complete Streets?

    about 2 months ago

    Complete Streets guidelines help city-builders provide Complete Streets by describing flexible, context-sensitive, and multi-modal approaches to street design, maintenance, and operation. For example, they provide policy support and guidance for installing cycling facilities, building new sidewalks, adding dedicated public transit lanes, and implementing traffic calming measures.

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    Will there be in-person opportunities to engage?

    about 2 months ago

    Face-to-face engagement will be considered when it becomes safe to gather in public, and staff’s key priority is to ensure that engagement is universal and equitable.

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    How can I get involved in this project?

    about 2 months ago

    There will be opportunities for the public to provide input during the project. We recommend that you sign-up for project updates to be notified when these opportunities arise. You may unsubscribe from these emails at any time.

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    How does this project connect to the Transportation Master Plan?

    about 2 months ago

    The City’s TMP establishes a clear vision for a future transportation system that is safe, inclusive, multi-modal, connected to place, environmentally conscious and ready for the future. The TMP specifically calls for new policy tools to govern the planning and design of streets and rights-of-way.

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    How does this project relate to the Official Plan Review?

    about 2 months ago

    The City’s Official Plan provides policies that guide and direct the physical change of the city. They also help manage the effects this change has on Mississauga’s social, economic, cultural and natural environment. We’re reviewing the existing Official Plan to ensure it reflects the changing needs, opportunities and aspirations of our city.

    To guide this review, Changing Lanes is developing key policy inputs for the Official Plan. It will ensure that the Official Plan transportation policies reflect our Transportation Master Plan’s (TMP) vision and goals. One way Changing Lanes will do this is by developing a new way to classify streets in Mississauga.  

    Public engagement activities will be coordinated with the Official Plan Review, anticipated to begin in October 2020. Note that this schedule may change due to the ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Face-to-face engagement will be considered when it becomes safe to gather in public, and staff’s key priority is to ensure that engagement is universal and equitable. 

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    What will this project do?

    about 2 months ago

    Changing Lanes is updating, developing, and implementing new tools for staff, developers, and other street providers to ensure streets are safe, complete and comfortable for all users. The Changing Lanes project will:

    • Develop a new street classification system, to be included in Mississauga’s Official Plan
    • Deliver Complete Streets guidelines for all streets in Mississauga, updating our approach to street planning and design
    • Determine a prioritized list of street improvement projects to help efficiently deliver safer, more complete streets
    • Undertake a thorough review and update of our road engineering design standards