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Toronto.com: Report shows more people biking to work in 7 suburban areas in Toronto

Posted on July 16, 2018

“The report, put out by the Toronto Centre for Active Transportation (TCAT), an organization advocating for a better cycling and pedestrian environment, analyzed census data in the city’s three community council areas, Scarborough, North York and Etobicoke York, and found the majority of the suburbs remained static, with some slight increases and decreases in cycling to… Read more »

Globe and Mail: Life-saving solutions for Toronto streets already exist – and it’s time to implement them

Posted on June 29, 2018

Albert Koehl was on the expert panel of the Chief Coroner’s 2012 pedestrian death review. He is a lawyer and founder of Bells on Bloor. Nancy Smith Lea participated in the 1998 Regional Coroner’s review of cycling fatalities. She is the Director of the Toronto Centre for Active Transportation. As Toronto looks to spend an… Read more »

Scarborough Cycles Snapshot Cover with four photos of people cycling and the Scarborough Cycles logo in the middle

Release of Scarborough Cycles Snapshot

Posted on June 27, 2018

How do we incubate cycling in a part of the city with very few people cycling, even fewer bike lanes, and only one bike shop? In 2016, Scarborough Cycles opened two community bike hubs at AccessPoint on Danforth and Birchmount Bluffs Neighbourhood Centre. In 2018, a third hub was opened at Agincourt Community Services Association.  These Bike Hubs offer access to… Read more »

Election Survey Launched!

Posted on June 21, 2018

On June 19, 2018, TCAT, in partnership with 8 80 Cities, Cycle Toronto, Friends and Families for Safe Streets, and Walk Toronto, launched #BuildTheVisionTO: Safe and Active Streets for All, a set of 15 municipal election priorities for building streets where people of all ages and abilities can get around actively, sustainably and safely. A… Read more »

Priority Highlight: Ban Right Turns on Red

Posted on June 21, 2018

You’re stopped at a stoplight, waiting to turn right, looking left at the stream of traffic going by. Suddenly, you see a gap! You pull out quickly to join the flow – but did you look right first and check for someone crossing? Priority #10 from #BuildTheVisionTO: Safe and Active Streets for All is to… Read more »

June 28: Scarborough Cycling Summit

Posted on June 21, 2018

Do you live or work in Scarborough? Are you passionate about a particular cycling or safety issue in your area? If so, join others from across Scarborough in planning a cycling future for your neighbourhood at the upcoming Scarborough Cycling Summit. Event Date: Thursday, June 28, 2018 – 17:00 to 20:00 Event Location: AccessPoint on Danforth (3079 Danforth… Read more »

Getting Creative for 100In1Day

Posted on June 21, 2018

On June 2nd, cities all across the world were bustling with 100In1Day activity. Joining this global movement to inspire citizens to enliven public spaces, TCAT and  our partner GreenUP created a “Streets Re-imagined!” pop-up in Peterborough. Building on our ongoing participatory planning work in Peterborough, we used TCAT’s new  Complete Streets Game to invite Peterborough… Read more »

Pockets of Change: The Suburban Cycling Commute

Posted on June 21, 2018

With cycling exploding in the downtown core, the suburbs can seem stuck in comparison. But this oft-repeated narrative ignores pockets of change that dot these car-centric landscapes. For Bike Month, we decided to map changes in cycling to work in Toronto’s three outer community council areas: Scarborough, North York and Etobicoke York, and try to… Read more »

CBC: Road safety advocates want next city council to ‘step up,’ boost cycling network and traffic calming measures

Posted on June 19, 2018

Banning right turns on red lights, a policy that already exists in cities such as New York and Montreal, is one of 15 road safety recommendations within a new report titled #BuildTheVisionTO. It was produced by the Toronto Centre for Active Transportation (TCAT), an organization supporting safe and inclusive streets, in partnership with advocacy groups… Read more »

Community Leaders launch municipal election survey and plan: #BuildTheVisionTO: Safe and Active Streets for All

Posted on June 19, 2018

For immediate release: June 19, 2018 Toronto, ON – Today, the Toronto Centre for Active Transportation (TCAT), in partnership with 8 80 Cities, Cycle Toronto, Friends and Families for Safe Streets and Walk Toronto, launched #BuildTheVisionTO: Safe and Active Streets for All, a set of 15 municipal election priorities for building streets where people of… Read more »