Excitement is building at TCAT for the 2013 Complete Streets Forum, our sixth annual active transportation conference. The conference will take place on May 27, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Toronto. The Share the Road Cycling Coalition Ontario Bike Summit 2013 will take place on May 28-29th at the same location. We are pleased to offer joint registration for both conferences at a discounted rate.
One of TCAT’s ongoing focus areas is tackling the question: “What does an ideal Complete Street look like?” By definition, there is no cookie cutter template or design for Complete Streets. This is a strength of the approach because each design must respond to community context. However it also means that that we need to continue to provide visualizations of what Complete Streets could look like, as TCAT did with Complete Streets by Design, as well as to continue to showcase real-world examples of Canadian streets that meet the needs of all road users of all ages and abilities.
As we prepare for the Forum, we would love to hear from you. What does your ideal Complete Street look like? Is it a certain width? Is there a maximum number of motor vehicles? What about a maximum speed limit? Does it require wide sidewalks and bike lanes? How about separate transit lanes, bulb-out crosswalks and street trees? Send photos and a brief description of what makes it a Complete Street from your perspective to firstname.lastname@example.org or head over to our Facebook Page and share your ideas, stories and photos of your ideal Complete Street! We will highlight the best examples at the Forum.
We hope you will join us at the Forum to continue the Complete Streets conversation. We expect the event to sell out, so be sure to register today to take advantage of our special early-bird pricing, available only until April 22nd.
The Complete Streets Forum is made possible with the generous support of our sponsors.