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.
Excitement is building at TCAT for the 2013 Complete Streets Forum, our sixth annual active transportation conference. The conference will take place on May 27, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Toronto. The Share the Road Cycling Coalition Ontario Bike Summit 2013 will take place on May 28-29th at the same location. We are pleased to offer joint registration for both conferences at a discounted rate.
On April 10, 2013 Toronto' Public Works and Infrastructure Committee (PWIC) approved the recommendation to develop Complete Streets Guidelines for Toronto. The full wording of the recommendation can be found here.
BikeMonth2013.ca is now live! Bike Month kicks off on Monday, May 27th and continues until the end of June with hundreds of interesting and fun things to do, including rides, guided bike tours, festivals, art shows, film screenings, and more. Post your Bike Month event by April 30 to appear in the Toronto print calendar.
Ryan Anders Whitney, TCAT's Complete Streets Researcher and CLASP Facilitator, has submitted Complete Streets for Canada for a Cycling Visionary Award. The purpose of the award is to provide support to attend the 2013 Velo-City Conference in Vienna from June 11-14, 2013.
Winning an award is dependent on votes so please consider voting for Complete Streets for Canada here!
A major study of transportation operations in the downtown core is underway.
The purpose of the Downtown Transportation Operations Study is to look at ways to improve mobility and safety in the downtown core. The study also aims to highlight solutions that support all user groups, including pedestrians, cyclists, transit users, drivers and those involved in moving goods across the city.
The study area is roughly bounded by Queen, Bathurst, Jarvis and Lakeshore.