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No Charges For Toronto Cop Who ‘Clearly’ Doored Cyclist: SIU

Posted on November 15, 2018

Nancy Smith Lea, director of the Toronto Centre for Active Transportation, called the report a “completely unacceptable response.” “(Loparco) correctly states that the HTA places the onus on the driver to ensure they do not injure someone when they open their car, and clearly establishes that the officer was at fault and directly caused the… Read more »

CBC Toronto News: #BuildTheVisionTO

Posted on October 19, 2018

Lauren Pelley from CBC Toronto did a TV segment on the #BuildTheVisionTO election results on October 18, 2018. Segment starts at around 4:50: https://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1347681347660

CTV Toronto: #BuildTheVisionTO election results

Posted on October 19, 2018

CTV Toronto reported live from TCAT’s press conference on October 18, 2018 where the #BuildTheVisionTO election survey results were released. Clip available here: https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=1517345

Zoomer Radio: Traffic Safety Survey

Posted on October 19, 2018

Libby Znaimer chats with Nancy Smith Lea, the Director of the Toronto Centre for Active Transportation, Giorgio Mammoliti, the councilor for Ward 8 – York West, and Murtaza Haider, associate professor for Real Estate Management at the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University. Listen to the podcast here.

Toronto Star: Road safety survey sent to Toronto councillors reveals suburban-downtown divide

Posted on October 18, 2018

“A survey about whether to adopt specific measures to make streets safer, including banning right turns on red lights, has revealed a divide between suburban and downtown candidates in the municipal election, according to a coalition of street safety advocates. The survey was sent to 162 candidates, including incumbent councillors. “Nearly all responses received from… Read more »

CBC News: Tory, Keesmaat support road safety measures, survey shows – but many suburban incumbents don’t answer

Posted on October 18, 2018

“Leading mayoral candidates John Tory and Jennifer Keesmaat are both pledging support for a variety of road safety measures, including the possibility of reduced speed limits, according to new election survey results provided exclusively to CBC Toronto. There is also a high level support for building safer streets among candidates for council, though many incumbents… Read more »

Photo of a street in Toronto with pedestrians, cyclists and a streetcar. Words on the image say: Build The Vision TO, Safe and Active Streets for All

#BuildTheVisionTO Election Survey Results Released

Posted on October 18, 2018

For immediate release: October 18, 2018 Toronto, ON – Today, the Toronto Centre for Active Transportation, in partnership with 8 80 Cities, Friends and Families for Safe Streets, Cycle Toronto and Walk Toronto, released the results of their election survey, #BuildTheVisionTO. One third of city council candidates running in next week’s election and ten mayoral candidates… Read more »

Three cyclists waiting at a light in a green painted bike box, with a car in the lane beside them.

Much That Can Be Done

Posted on October 18, 2018

Opportunities to Improve Driver Training in Toronto School zones, seniors zones, bike boxes, bollards, dotted lines, solid lines and 1-metre passing rules. The driving environment is becoming more and more complex, and it’s increasingly apparent that driving training is not keeping up. A number of recent media reports have highlighted the lack of training for… Read more »

A neighbourhood model in the foreground, and a park in the background

Supporting Evidence-Based Healthy Community Design

Posted on October 18, 2018

We know that how we build our cities affects how we live our lives, and thus our health. Health professionals, in their ongoing effort to prevent illness, rather than just treat it, are becoming increasingly interested in the planning process. Over the next few months, TCAT will be working with the Simcoe Muskoka District Health… Read more »

A suburban street in Sudbury, ON

Breaking Down Barriers to Participation

Posted on October 18, 2018

Experiments in Suburban Collaborative Planning Canada is increasingly an urban nation—Statistics Canada tells us that over 80% of Canadians are now residing in urban areas.  But in a country as vast and sprawling as Canada, what does it mean to live in an urban environment?  We might picture a bustling downtown Toronto street, but often… Read more »