In response to concerns related to the initial Fall of 2011 rollout of the InfoPillars (120 in total are called for by the City in the agreement), and their placement on Toronto's streets, City of Toronto staff explored a number of options with Astral. These included elimination of the element entirely, reducing the numbers to be deployed, redesign the ad faces, enhanced transit shelter ad capabilities, as well as variations on the placement parameters.
After an animated and rewarding year of design, consultation, meetings, and debate, Complete Streets by Design is a wrap! Please join TCAT on Thursday March 29th from Noon to 1 p.m. for a special lunch & learn free session as we unveil this useful resource.
TCAT is currently called upon – by the media or in response to proposed changes to government policy – to take a position on current issues pertaining to cyclists and pedestrians. While TCAT does not engage directly in advocacy, TCAT’s role is to provide evidence that will be helpful in moving debates and policies forward in a positive direction.
GO Transit is seeking public input on the John Street Pedestrian Bridge to be built over the GO rail corridor at John St, north of Lawrence Ave, replacing the current level crossing. GO Transit and the Community Advisory Committee have selected four designs for the bridge, and seek comments on the designs from members of the public.
Comments can be submitted online up until March 31st, or at the community office at 1631 Weston Rd.
After an animated and rewarding year of design, consultation, meetings, and debate, Complete Streets by Design is a wrap! Please join TCAT on Thursday March 29th from Noon to 1 p.m. for a special lunch & learn session as we unveil this useful resource.
Is walkability, bikeability, mobility, or livability part of your work? The 2012 Complete Streets Forum is TCAT's fifth annual active transportation conference taking place on April 23, 2012 at Evergreen Brick Works. The goal of the 2012 Complete Streets Forum is to accelerate the implementation of Complete Streets across Canada.
TCAT was recently invited to provide a guest lecture to York University's Urban Geography undergraduate course. On February 28, 2012, TCAT Steering Committee members Neluka Leanage and Michelle St-Amour presented on the topic: "Advocating for Active Urban Mobility". Photos from the lecture are posted in our album.
The City of Toronto is holding a public open house Wednesday, March 28, 5:00- 8:00 pm to present the draft Wayfinding System Strategy. The open house will include a question and answer period, and one-on-one discussions with team members. Toronto's wayfinding project began in October 2011, and will propose a pilot system to City Council this spring.
Chicago's mayor is aiming to construct 160 km of protected bike lanes during his term. Construction has progressed rapidly since his election; the first protected bike lane was installed within 30 days.
Even though rural communities may not rank on the Walk Score, walking and biking is sometimes as, or even more, common, as in urban centres. The data comes from the latest report from the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization seeking to transform former rail lines into network of trails.
Registration for this year's Forum, to be held April 23, will open in less than a week! The forum will be an exciting opportunity for sharing the latest research, best practices, and future of Complete Streets.
The City of Toronto recently held a public meeting to present recommendations from city staff to build new connections within the existing multi-use trails system. The deadline to provide comments is Friday, February 24. Material from the city's public meeting is available online, with instructions to submit input.