In the winter term of 2014 (Jan-Apr), TCAT acted as the client for an Advanced Urban and Regional Planning Studio class at Ryerson University. The study that the Ryerson students conducted on TCAT's behalf resulted in the report Bike Lanes, On-Street Parking and Business: A Study of Danforth Avenue in Toronto Danforth Neighbourhood.
Bike Lanes, On-Street Parking and Business: A Study of Danforth Avenue in Toronto Danforth NeighbourhoodAugust 2014
This research paper investigates the implementation of Ontario’s provincial and municipal policies that seek to build communities that encourage walking and cycling. Although policies have recently come a long way in recognizing and promoting active transportation, aligning policy is different than aligning practice, and current policies are not necessarily translating into successful on-the-ground implementation.
A new TCAT report titled "Community Engagement & Active Transportation: Two Demonstration Projects in Toronto" describes a year-long project, part of the Healthy Canada by Design CLASP initiative, to identify interventions to improve walking and cycling in Toronto.
With funding support from the Toronto Atmospheric Fund, the Toronto Centre for Active Transportation (TCAT) and Moving Right Along have produced the report: The Other 25%: Active Transportation Investment and The Big Move.
The Complete Streets Forum 2012, organized by the Toronto Centre for Active Transportation (TCAT), took place on April 23, 2012 at Evergreen Brick Works. An on-line PDF version of the Summary Report is available to download here. Printed copies will also be available for pick-up or mailing. If you'd like some copies to distribute, please email TCAT.
With funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, TCAT produced a research report titled Complete Streets Gap Analysis: Opportunities and Barriers in Ontario (revised August 2013), that provides an analysis of the potential for Complete Streets in 17 of Ontario’s largest municipalities.
Highlights from a TCAT report released in 2010 comparing the performance of active transportation in Toronto against other cities in Canada, the United States and Europe using key indicators as benchmarks. This paper was presented at the Walk 21 Conference in Vancouver, BC on October 4, 2011 and published in their proceedings.
Converting On-Street Parking to Active Transportation in Toronto: Two Studies of Merchant and Patron PreferencesJanuary 2011
Summary of the main findings of two research studies (Bike Lanes, On-Street Parking and Business. A Study of Bloor Street in Toronto's Annex Neighbourhood and Bike Lanes, On-Street Parking and Business Year 2 Report: A Study of Bloor Street in Toronto's Bloor West Village) conducted to determine the public acceptability and potential economic impact of reallocating road space from on-street parking to bike lanes or widened sidewalks.
This research, commissioned by the City of Toronto, teases out issues relevant to community-based walkability audit tools - tools administered by community members, without the need for formal training. The paper was presented at the Walk 21 Conference in the Hague, Holland on November 18, 2010 and published in their proceedings.
This report examined how to accommodate cyclists on arterial roads. Case studies from Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, Portland, New York City and Berlin demonstrated how policies and practices improve cycling arteries.