TCAT regularly makes submissions with various committees at Toronto City Hall when they consider matters related to active transportation. Several important issues have been on the agenda over the past month, and these new submissions are now available on the TCAT website:
On July 9, 2013 TCAT made a submission to the Toronto Board of Health (TPH) in support of their report titled "Active Transportation Demonstration Projects". TCAT is currently leading the community engagement on two of the four sites (Black Creek and the Annex) identified in the report.
On July 9, 2013 TCAT made a joint submission with Cycle Toronto to the Toronto Board of Health in response to their report titled "Improving Safety for Bicycle Commuters in Toronto." The leter fully endorses the seven recommendations from the Medical Officer of Health and provides four additional recommendations to further increase the safety of cyclists.
On June 18, 2013 TCAT made a submission to the Toronto Public Works and Infrastructure Committee in response to a proposal to resume the Environmental Assessment study for the installation of bike lanes on Bloor Street West. The letter includes a list of nine reasons to support the motion. Read our full submission here.
On May 27, 2013 TCAT held its sixth annual Complete Streets Forum in Toronto, featuring 38 expert speakers, 13 moderators, 3 hands-on workshop leaders, 8 walking and cycling tour leaders, and 228 participants from across the Greater Toronto Hamilton Area and beyond. It was a jam-packed day of big ideas, provocative sessions, engaging workshops, and informative mobile tours all to share research, best practices, and creative solutions for designing and implementing Complete Streets.
TCAT, in collaboration with the University of Toronto is conducting a research project that considers how polices prioritizing active transportation infrastructure are being implemented in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.
As a part of this study, new street design and redesign projects will be reviewed as case studies to gain a better understanding of the barriers and enablers of active transportation infrastructure in the design and implementation process.
TCAT is a core member of Move the GTHA, a collaboration between organizations that are passionate about raising public awareness and support for investment in transportation infrastructure in the GTHA.
On May 27, 2013, at the sixth annual Complete Streets Forum, TCAT released its latest backgrounder, Why Should We Invest in Active Transportation? With funding from the Toronto Atmospheric Fund, this backgrounder coincided with the May 27th announcement by Metrolinx for how to fund The Big Move regional transportation plan.
The 2013 Complete Streets Forum, our sixth annual active transportation conference, is fast approaching, and time to register is quickly running out! The conference will take place on May 27, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Toronto.
Join us on May 27th at 6 p.m. at Toronto’s Glenn Gould Studio for a reception, followed by: “Beyond the Car: Meeting the Challenges of Urban Transportation”, a conversation with Gabe Klein, Chicago Commissioner of Transportation.
Earlier this month, TCAT sent a SafeTrucks endorsement letter to the Minister of Transport in support of Private Member’s Bill C-344 which would require trucks operating on Canada’s roads to be equipped with sideguards, a measure to improve the safety of cyclists.
TCAT sent a SafeTrucks endorsement letter to the Minister of Transport in support of Private Member’s Bill C-344 which would require trucks operating on Canada’s roads to be equipped with sideguards, a measure to improve the safety of cyclists.