Highlights from 2013
As 2013 comes to an end, TCAT would like to thank our sponsors, volunteers, and everyone who has made the past year a success. Highlights from the past year include:
- Identifying and Overcoming Barriers to the Implementation of Active Transportation Policies: TCAT and Dr. Paul Hess are documenting how active transportation policies are translated into practices that support walking and cycling, the barriers that exist, and identifying tools to overcome these barriers.
- Healthy Canada by Design CLASP: TCAT, in collaboration with Toronto Public Health, completed two community engagement projects related to “Area Wide Interventions for Active Transportation” in Toronto.
- Active Neighbourhoods Canada. TCAT joined Montreal Urban Ecology Centre to develop a network of communities across Canada using participatory design towards the goal of green, active and healthy neighbourhoods.
- Complete Streets Forum: TCAT’s sixth annual forum brought together 228 participants to share research, best practices, and creative solutions for designing and implementing Complete Streets. The Forum Summary Report summarizes the key messages from the event.
- TCAT’s video, On-street cycling infrastructure in Toronto and Montreal, was presented at the 2013 Velo-City conference in Vienna, Austria.
- Two new backgrounders provide accessible research on topical issues: Active Transportation and the Regional Transportation Plan, and Why should we invest in Active Transportation?
- Move the GTHA: TCAT joined this collaborative of groups passionate about raising public awareness and support for investment in transportation infrastructure in the region.
- Letters to the city and province to address bike lanes and bikeways on Bloor, Shaw, and Bay; bicycle commuter safety; and draft provincial cycling policy.
- Hellos and goodbyes: After two incredible years of dedicated work with TCAT, Ryan Anders Whitney has moved to Mexico, and our wonderful interns Jeanna Klassen and Ted Horton are heading back to graduate school in Manitoba and Montreal. Car Martin and Mikey Bennington joined us in their new roles as Active Neighbourhood Project Manager and we welcome to two talented new steering committee members – Asher Mercer and Andie Garcia – who will be helping us with strategic direction in 2014 and beyond.
We hope you’ll join us again in 2014 for another great year. Until then, happy and safe cycling and walking!
Posted On: December 19, 2013