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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 »

Guelph Mercury Tribune: Guelph and Wellington featured in transportation book

Posted on March 17, 2017

“A transportation official at Guelph city hall and a senior planner at Wellington County will be among three panellists at a launch event in Toronto for a new book that looks at projects that promote walking and cycling as viable transportation options outside of big cities.” (GuelphMercuryTribune.com)

Media release: New book busts the big-city myth about walking and cycling projects

Posted on March 16, 2017

TORONTO, March 16, 2016. The Toronto Centre for Active Transportation (TCAT) is pleased to release Active Transportation Planning Beyond the Greenbelt: The Outer Ring of the Greater Golden Horseshoe Region, a new book that profiles 13 recent projects that have improved conditions for walking and cycling in unique contexts beyond the Greater Toronto and Hamilton… Read more »

Active Transportation Planning Beyond the Greenbelt: Book Release + Launch Event

Posted on March 16, 2017

Today, TCAT is pleased to release Active Transportation Planning Beyond the Greenbelt: The Outer Ring of the Greater Golden Horseshoe Region, a new book that profiles 13 recent projects that have improved conditions for walking and cycling in unique contexts beyond the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. (Full media release) The book was a joint… Read more »

TCAT Research Wins International Award

Posted on March 16, 2017

TCAT Project Manager Mikey Bennington has tied for second highest scoring practitioner for his abstract submitted for presentation at the International Conference on Transport and Health in Barcelona in June. The abstract describes his work with TCAT’s Active Neighbourhoods Canada project, which adopts a participatory process to help communities identify local strengths, weaknesses and future… Read more »

Active Neighbourhoods in Haliburton – it’s a wrap!

Posted on March 16, 2017

Over the past year and a half, TCAT has been working with The Communities in Action (CIA) Committee to undertake a rural Active Neighbourhoods Canada Project in Haliburton. The CIA Committee was formed in 2004 to create healthy and active rural communities through active transportation policy, research and multi-sector partnerships. As a result of this… Read more »

Cancer Prevention and Active Transportation: Making the Link

Posted on March 16, 2017

Last week, TCAT Director Nancy Smith Lea attended a 1.5 day workshop in Montreal organized by the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (CPAC). The workshop convened an incredible group of professionals from multiple disciplines and jurisdictions from across Canada to discuss how to implement and evaluate evidence-informed healthy public policies and explore new sources of data… Read more »

Bloor + Yonge: Public Panel Discussions about two Iconic Toronto Streets

Posted on March 16, 2017

Yonge Love Meet-Up Panel, Photo Credit: Dominic Ali Interest in the future of Toronto’s streets is growing, a fact demonstrated by two panel talks that took place at the end of February. Yonge Love, a meet-up hosted by the Ryerson City Building Institute, brought together business leaders, a developer, Chief Planner Jennifer Keesmaat, Councillor Wong-Tam… Read more »

Dandyhorse: Pride and privilege on Bloor

Posted on February 27, 2017

Albert Koehl’s Dandyhorse article features highlights from the recent panel discussion about the History and Future of Bike Lanes on Bloor. “Although opposition from merchants is dropping — only 41% oppose the bike lane while 53% are in favour (6% are neutral) — the issue usually gets as much attention as complaints about car travel… Read more »

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