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.

Building Active Communities Together

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 Building Active Communities Together. 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… 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 Pilot Project Summary Report, 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 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, Stewart… Read more »

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Spur Line Trail; Region of Waterloo, ON

The Spur Line Trail is located in the Region of Waterloo and is a 2.4 km long off-road multi- use trail that runs adjacent to an active rail corridor and connects Uptown Waterloo with Downtown Kitchener and the Kitchener GO Station. Although only a limited number of trains operate at night at slow speeds, the… Read more »

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George & Water Streets; City of Peterborough, ON

George Street and Water Street in Peterborough are the two main north-south one-way streets running through downtown Peterborough. The bike lanes’ northern terminus connects to the Rotary Greenway Trail, while at the south they end adjacent to trails along the waterfront.

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Beachwood Road; Simcoe County, ON

Formerly under provincial authority, Beachwood Road was downloaded to the Towns of Collingwood and Wasaga Beach after a bypass route was constructed. Beachwood Road is a strategic link and now the safest route for cyclists between the two towns.

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Merrittville Highway; Region of Niagara, ON

The Region of Niagara is building a multi-use path along an existing stretch of the Merrittville Highway which features significant and growing traffic for students travelling to and from Brock University. The path will link into existing and proposed paths at each end, contributing to a network of off-road cycling and pedestrian infrastructure in this developing… Read more »

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Hurst Drive; Barrie, ON

Hurst Drive connects the southeast end of Barrie to the Waterfront and is considered a major thoroughfare for the city. The project stretches from Big Bay Point to Cox Mill Road along Hurst Drive and adds an important cycling connection by reducing traffic speeds, adding painted bike lanes to both sides of the road, and… Read more »

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