On March 27, 2015 TCAT and Cycle Toronto submitted a joint response to Ontario’s Minister of the Environment and Climate Change regarding the delay in approving an amendment to the province’s Environmental Assessment process that would enable municipalities to expedite bicycle infrastructure projects.
“There is a great deal of frustration within the cycling community in Toronto about the significant amount of time cycling projects take to implement. We believe this is in part due to the lack of clarity in the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (MCEA) process with respect to bicycle lanes and other cycling facilities, and that these projects are unnecessarily subjected to a more rigorous process than other projects. We are aware that the Municipal Engineers Association (MEA) has also recognized this problem, consulted widely on it and proposed amendments to the MCEA to remove the onerous process for cycling infrastructure projects.”
Read the full letter here.
Read TCAT’s previous submission on the topic here.