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June 28: Scarborough Cycling Summit

Posted on June 21, 2018

Do you live or work in Scarborough? Are you passionate about a particular cycling or safety issue in your area? If so, join others from across Scarborough in planning a cycling future for your neighbourhood at the upcoming Scarborough Cycling Summit. Event Date: Thursday, June 28, 2018 – 17:00 to 20:00 Event Location: AccessPoint on Danforth (3079 Danforth… Read more »

Getting Creative for 100In1Day

Posted on June 21, 2018

On June 2nd, cities all across the world were bustling with 100In1Day activity. Joining this global movement to inspire citizens to enliven public spaces, TCAT and  our partner GreenUP created a “Streets Re-imagined!” pop-up in Peterborough. Building on our ongoing participatory planning work in Peterborough, we used TCAT’s new  Complete Streets Game to invite Peterborough… Read more »

Pockets of Change: The Suburban Cycling Commute

Posted on June 21, 2018

With cycling exploding in the downtown core, the suburbs can seem stuck in comparison. But this oft-repeated narrative ignores pockets of change that dot these car-centric landscapes. For Bike Month, we decided to map changes in cycling to work in Toronto’s three outer community council areas: Scarborough, North York and Etobicoke York, and try to… Read more »

CBC: Road safety advocates want next city council to ‘step up,’ boost cycling network and traffic calming measures

Posted on June 19, 2018

Banning right turns on red lights, a policy that already exists in cities such as New York and Montreal, is one of 15 road safety recommendations within a new report titled #BuildTheVisionTO. It was produced by the Toronto Centre for Active Transportation (TCAT), an organization supporting safe and inclusive streets, in partnership with advocacy groups… Read more »

Community Leaders launch municipal election survey and plan: #BuildTheVisionTO: Safe and Active Streets for All

Posted on June 19, 2018

For immediate release: June 19, 2018 Toronto, ON – Today, the Toronto Centre for Active Transportation (TCAT), in partnership with 8 80 Cities, Cycle Toronto, Friends and Families for Safe Streets and Walk Toronto, launched #BuildTheVisionTO: Safe and Active Streets for All, a set of 15 municipal election priorities for building streets where people of… Read more »

Toronto Star: ‘People are fed up’: Coalition aims to make road safety a major Toronto election issue

Posted on June 19, 2018

“With public concern over traffic deaths in Toronto seemingly on the rise, a coalition of advocates is hoping to make road safety a major issue in this fall’s municipal election. In a report scheduled to be released Tuesday at city hall, the advocates set out 15 recommendations they say mayoral and council candidates should adopt… Read more »

Toronto Star: Here are the four elements of a cyclist-friendly ‘protected intersection’

Posted on June 19, 2018

“According to the Toronto Centre for Active Transportation (TCAT), bike lanes in many Canadian cities simply disappear at intersections, which leaves cyclists in danger. A study conducted in the Vancouver area in 2015 showed the majority of collisions involving cyclists happen within intersections.” Read full article here – Here are the four elements of a… Read more »

100 degrés Magazine: Rues conviviales : un vent de changement souffle sur les municipalités du pays

Posted on May 27, 2018

Les rues conviviales : un mouvement en pleine croissance. Tel était le titre de la conférence présentée par madame Nancy Smith Lea, directrice du Toronto Center for Active Transportation (TCAT), à l’invitation du Centre d’écologie urbaine de Montréal (CEUM), plus tôt cette semaine à Montréal. Read full article here.

Le Devoir: Des rues où chaque usager trouve sa place

Posted on May 22, 2018

Les plus vulnérables devraient toujours être à la base de nos réflexions en matière d’aménagement, lance d’emblée la directrice du Toronto Center for Active Transportation (TCAT), Nancy Smith Lea. Il en va de leur sécurité, certes, mais aussi de leur rapport à la rue, de leur rapport à la ville. » Pour y arriver, elle et son équipe… Read more »

Yonge St in North York

Reclaiming Our Streets

Posted on May 17, 2018

Last month’s brutal attack on Yonge Street has joined Toronto to Paris, London, Barcelona, and Nice. In all of these cities, people purposefully drove vans into unprotected crowds with horrific results. Now, metal bollards line the roadways and bridges in central London. In Marseille, cars are hemmed in with a series of posts, separating them… Read more »