TCAT’s submissions to Ontario’s Provincial Policy Statement Review

On Nov 23, 2012 TCAT made a joint submission with Cycle Toronto, Eco Justice, and Transport Action, its second response to the Provincial Policy Statement, 2005. (TCAT’s first response from 2010 can be found here: TCAT_PPS Review Submission.

We provide suggestions on the revision of particular language to accomplish the broader objectives of the PPS — and to address pressing issues of climate change, traffic congestion, and the inadequacy of safety provisions for pedestrians and cyclists on our roads.

In addition, we provide a particular example where a municipality has undermined the objectives of the PPS but without any apparent recourse under the PPS (the removal in Nov 2012 of the Jarvis bike lane.)

Posted On: December 13, 2012