Active Neighbourhoods Canada in Review: 4 Years, 4 Communities

Posted on June 15, 2017

  Since 2013, the Active Neighbourhoods Canada (ANC) project has been co-managed by Mikey Bennington and Car Martin. Throughout the life of this project, TCAT has had the opportunity to engage in participatory planning in four distinct communities in Ontario: The Donovan in Sudbury, County Rd 21/Highland St in Haliburton, Stewart St in Peterborough, and Thorncliffe… Read more »

Scarborough Cycles 2017 Season in Full Gear

Posted on June 15, 2017

  June is Bike Month, and that means activities have started at both of our Scarborough Cycles Bike Hubs. Our popular DIY Drop-In Bike Repair program has started at AccessPoint on Danforth and is available to residents every Thursday 4-7pm, and Saturdays from 10am-1pm (beginning July 1st). Scarborough Cycles will also be offering DIY Drop-In… Read more »

Bloor St Bike Lanes Open House

Posted on June 15, 2017

The third open house for the Bloor St Bike Lanes was held on June 5, 2017, and TCAT Director Nancy Smith Lea participated and answered questions about our economic impact study. The event was well-attended by neighbours, cyclists, and the media. City of Toronto staff were on hand to answer questions about the pilot project, as… Read more »

Poster from Velo City calling it the Global Cycling Summit

TCAT Research Reaches Ontario, Canada and the World

Posted on June 15, 2017

This month, TCAT is on the provincial, national and international stage, sharing research from the past year related to active transportation at summits and conferences.   June started off with TCAT Director Nancy Smith Lea at the Eastern Ontario Active Transportation Summit, held in Mississippi Mills.  She presented on Complete Streets in rural communities, research that… Read more »

Cover of the 2017 Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe

Ontario Becomes Canada’s First “Complete Streets” Province

Posted on June 15, 2017

Following two years of extensive consultations, the Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs released a major update to the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe in May 2017. As part of the update, the province has adopted a Complete Streets policy.  The updated Plan requires that “In the design, refurbishment or reconstruction of the existing… Read more »

Riding into 2017 with Tour de Scarborough

Posted on May 18, 2017

On May 13, Scarborough Cycles, in partnership with University of Toronto Scarborough and the Scarborough Historical Society organized the Tour de Scarborough. The event was a U of T Scarborough Canada 150 funded project. The 35 km ride featured an interactive map/website that provided participants with informative sound bites highlighting several of Scarborough’s historical and… Read more »

Announcing Scarborough Cycles Hub Coordinator

Posted on May 18, 2017

Congratulations to Marvin Macaraig who, next week, will start a new position as Scarborough Cycles Bike Hub Coordinator/Community Health Worker at Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services. Between 2015 and 2017, Marvin was the Scarborough Cycles Project Coordinator at TCAT. During that time he played a key role to establish two community bike hubs… Read more »

Driver Training Feasibility Study

Posted on May 18, 2017

TCAT is pleased to announce a new project funded by the Metcalf Foundation’s Cycle City grant. For this short study, TCAT will be conducing exploratory research into the feasibility of developing a driver course for safely sharing the road with bicycles. We will also be investigating whether participants could be eligible for a discount in… Read more »

FAQ: Bloor Bike Lane Pilot Economic Impact Study

Posted on May 18, 2017

Since 2015, TCAT has been leading a research study looking at the economic impacts of removing on-street parking to install a pilot bike lane on Bloor Street West in Toronto. Together with our research partners at the University of Toronto, we are exploring whether there is any change in travel patterns, economic activity, and attitudes… Read more »

Automated Vehicles and Active Transportation

Posted on May 18, 2017

Last month, TCAT Director Nancy Smith Lea moderated a panel titled “Taking the lane: Accelerating active transportation in the face of AVs” at the Conference Board of Canada conference “Automated Vehicles 2017: Planning the Next Disruptive Technology.” In considering a move toward the mainstream adoption of driverless vehicles, it is important to understand how our existing roads… Read more »