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Pre-Order Your Complete Streets Game!

Posted on March 15, 2018

One street. Many uses. What trade-offs will you make? The Complete Streets Game has been used countless times in classrooms, community meetings and design charettes to help people grapple with this question. With the space constraints clearly laid out in front of them, participants work together to make the tough choices and build a street… Read more »

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One Week Left to Register for TCAT’s Planning Active Transportation Course!

Posted on March 15, 2018

What are you doing with your Thursday evenings? Why not use them to learn co-design and community participation tools that will help you engage neighbourhoods in active transportation planning? TCAT is teaching a 7-week course called CVUP115: Planning Active Transportation through Ryerson’s Chang School of Continuing Education about working collaboratively to re-imagine streets and public… Read more »

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Big Data, Small Spaces

Posted on March 15, 2018

Harnessing big data to understand and compare local urban environments, the backbone of healthy, active living, is the dream of many urban planning and public health researchers.  At the 2018 Active Living Research conference in Banff, work from over 300 researchers and practitioners from over 30 disciplines frequently focused on using big data to evaluate… Read more »

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Life in 2035? TCAT weighs in on Automated Vehicles

Posted on March 15, 2018

Imagine a future where cars no longer have drivers, rides are only requested through a kiosk or mobile app, and trips are priced by vehicle kilometer travelled. How will driverless cars affect pedestrians? What are the implications of this technology on urban streets? On March 2nd, City of Toronto held a workshop to solicit  feedback… Read more » Expanding bike share into Scarborough a good start, reader writes

Posted on March 1, 2018

“An active cycling culture helps reduce local traffic congestion, improves air quality and has proven health benefits. Moreover, bike share programs enhance equity and support the lives of residents by connecting them to services and economic opportunities and these benefits should be accessible to all Torontonians. However, for this pilot to succeed in Scarborough, additional… Read more »

Frequently Asked Questions: Planning Active Transportation (CVUP115)

Posted on February 28, 2018

When is CVUP115: Planning Active Transportation offered? The course will start on the evening of Thursday March 22nd, 2018 (6:30pm-9:30pm). It will run every Thursday evening at the same time for 7 weeks until May 3rd. Can I take the course if I’m not a current Ryerson student? Yes! There is no requirement to be… Read more »

Planning Active Transportation Promo

CVUP115: Planning Active Transportation

Posted on February 28, 2018

CVUP 115: Planning Active Transportation is a seven-week course offered through Ryerson’s Chang School of Continuing Education. It explores participatory design and engagement practices, with a focus on reaching marginalized communities and re-imagining streets and public spaces as active, healthy, and green. Drawing on four years of research and pilot projects, the Toronto Centre for… Read more »

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TCAT Releases New Report Looking at Bike Parking and Non-Profits

Posted on February 26, 2018

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, and in 2016,… Read more »

TCAT Responds to Proposal for Bike Share in Scarborough

Posted on February 26, 2018

On February 26, 2018 TCAT made a submission to the City of Toronto Public Works and Infrastructure Committee regarding a proposal for a pilot BikeShare program in Scarborough (PW27.8). Our submission described the need and interest in cycling in Scarborough that we have found through our Scarborough Cycles project over the past two years. Although… Read more »

Toronto Star: Scarborough seeking fair share of Bike Share

Posted on February 21, 2018

“In recent years, organizations like Scarborough Cycles and the Scarborough District Advocacy Group have created community bike hubs and bike-repair workshops to encourage a robust cycling culture. The annual Tour de Scarborough, a family-friendly competition aimed at exploring the area on two wheels, also highlights cycling challenges unique to suburban communities.” Read full article: “Scarborough… Read more »