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NRU: Overcoming Challenges

Posted on April 20, 2017

The April 5, 2017 Novae Res Urbis GTHA Edition contains an in-depth article on TCAT’s new book: Active Transportation Beyond the Greenbelt, based on NRU’s Andrew Cohrs’ interview with TCAT Director Nancy Smith Lea. The interview covered a range of topics, from the motivation for TCAT to undertake the work, to the challenges for active… Read more »

Accelerating Scarborough Cycles!

Posted on April 20, 2017

TCAT is very pleased to announce new funding from the Metcalf Foundation to grow and sustain Scarborough Cycles. This innovative project, in partnership with Cycle Toronto, Toronto Cycling Think and Do Tank, CultureLink Settlement Services, Access Alliance, and Birchmount Bluffs Neighbourhood Centre, is working to build bike culture beyond downtown. We are very proud of… Read more »

Tour de Scarborough: May 13

Posted on April 20, 2017

  Our partners at University of Toronto Scarborough are organizing an historical bike tour to celebrate Canada 150. Grab your bike and join in on a 35 km bike tour across Scarborough! Date: Saturday May 13, 2017 (rain or shine) Cost: $10 (includes lunch and a t-shirt) Register at: tourdescarborough.eventbrite.ca

Volunteer Opportunity – TCAT Steering Committee

Posted on April 20, 2017

Are you passionate about active transportation and Complete Streets? Use your skills and experience to advance knowledge and evidence to build support for a transportation system that prioritizes walking and cycling! TCAT’s volunteer steering committee is looking for 2-3 new members to serve this important advisory role. Members of TCAT’s steering committee provide strategic advice and… Read more »

TCAT’s Beyond the Greenbelt Book Goes on the Road

Posted on April 20, 2017

Photo by Ontario Traffic Council Twitter: @ontariotraffic What’s happening with cycling in Peterborough?  How is Brantford making its streets more complete?  TCAT’s new book, Active Transportation Beyond the Greenbelt, documents the momentum building across the Greater Golden Horseshoe for walking and cycling through 13 case studies. The book has been out less than a month… Read more »

Provincial Announcements put Spotlight on Cycling

Posted on April 20, 2017

Ontario Tourism Minister Eleanor McMahon announces Tour by Bike at the Ontario Bike Summit (Photo by Halifax Cycling Twitter @IBIKEHFX) Good news was not lacking at the Ontario Bike Summit last week.  The Minister of Transportation, Steven Del Duca, and the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, Eleanor McMahon, were both on hand to make… Read more »

Beach Metro: East Toronto cycling network shows rooms for growth

Posted on April 4, 2017

“Research has also shown cycling to be beneficial to the local economy. According to a study conducted by Ryerson University for the Toronto Centre for Active Transportation, cyclists spend 24 per cent more per month than those who drive.” Read full article: East Toronto cycling network shows room for growth

Spacing: Thinking Bigger: Getting people moving in Scarborough

Posted on April 3, 2017

“Last week, Toronto City Council voted to move forward with the $3.35 billion (current estimate) Scarborough Subway Extension. Prior to the crucial vote, Mayor John Tory, speaking at a luncheon, defended his support for the mega infrastructure project and emphasized that the City has to “start thinking big” on transit, and that extending the subway… Read more »

NOW Magazine: Bloor St. bike lanes are a win for democracy

Posted on March 23, 2017

“The Toronto Centre for Active Transportation, with local business improvement areas and the Metcalf Foundation, is now conducting a study on the lanes’ economic impact.” (NOW Magazine)

Globe and Mail: Safety is the first casualty of Toronto’s road transport model

Posted on March 18, 2017

“A local merchant’s claim that the bike lane hurts business is obediently reported by the media with no scrutiny of more likely causes such as changing consumer tastes, a new competitor down the road or higher business costs – such as notoriously high rents on Bloor spurred (ironically) by the area’s walkability, bike-friendliness and access… Read more »

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