Knowledge Centre

Our Knowledge Centre holds all the reports, resources and case studies that we produce here at TCAT, and also features a list of useful active transportation resources produced by other organizations.

Autonomous Vehicles and Pedestrian Safety

This graphic highlights the diversity of people who walk in our cities and their wide variety of ability levels. It is important that autonomous vehicles be able to detect them and respond appropriately.  For more information, read our full article on this subject: Can You See Me? AVs and Pedestrian Safety

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Vulnerable Road Users Legislation

This chart outlines the differences between recent legislative approaches to protecting vulnerable road users in Ontario. For more information, read our full article on the topic: Getting to Serious Consequences for a Serious Offence

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Distracted Walking

This infographic lays out some key differences between walking and driving (such as age requirements, licensing, speed, ability to harm others). These differences mean that the level of danger and risk associated with each activity, and the corresponding expectations placed on individuals, are not the same.

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Toronto Bike Stations and Lockers: Options for Non-Profit Operations

In 2013, 59% of Torontonians said that a lack of secure bike parking was the primary factor that dissuaded them from cycling. Both cyclists (at 88%) and non-cyclists (at 80%) agreed that there is a “shortage of secure bicycle parking in the city.” Enhancing bike parking options is a crucial component of the City’s efforts to increase cycling mode share. The City of… Read more »

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Learning to be a Bicycle Friendly Driver

On January 16, 2018 TCAT released a report  that looks at the feasibility of offering additional training to drivers in Toronto (both professional and the public), with the goal of helping them more safely share the road with people on bikes. The findings reveal an urgent need for this type of training and an unprecedented… Read more »

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Building Active Communities Together | November 2017

On November 29, 2017, TCAT and our Active Neighbourhoods Canada partners, the Montreal Urban Ecology Centre and the Sustainable Calgary Society, released a new report entitled . This report articulates the participatory planning approach developed by the Montreal Urban Ecology Centre during their Green Active and Healthy Neighbourhoods program, and refined by the Active Neighbourhoods partners… Read more »

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Environmental Justice, World Design Summit 2017

TCAT’s Active Neighbourhoods team addresses environmental justice issues by embedding under-represented voices in the planning of cities. Participatory Design Consultant Car Martin explained the Active Neighbourhoods approach at the World Design Summit, held in Montreal in October 2017.

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Active Neighbourhoods Summary Report of 4 Ontario Projects | June 2017

This report provides a summary of the four Active Neighbourhoods Ontario pilot projects led by TCAT between 2013 and 2017. The report discusses the highlights of each co-design project, which tested the Active Neighbourhoods participatory planning methodology in diverse community contexts across Ontario. The communities featured in this report are: Thorncliffe Park and Flemigndon Park, Toronto,… Read more »

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