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Photo of Thrmiga, Windemere and Hannah, who are public health specialists and Complete Streets intern

Welcome to TCAT!

Posted on October 18, 2018

We’re very happy to announce three new members to the TCAT team! Thrmiga Sathiyamoorthy and Windemere Jarvis are joining us as Public Health Specialists and will be working on our Healthy Built Environments project. Hannah Galloway is joining us as a Complete Streets Research Intern, and will be working on the Complete Streets for Canada… Read more »

New Orleans, Like Every City, Is Best by Bike

Posted on October 9, 2018

 Getting the chance to do meaningful work, and to share it with the world, is one of the most satisfying aspects of working at the Toronto Centre for Active Transportation (TCAT) at Clean Air Partnership. But it’s often a real challenge to fund this important work. I was honoured that Kate Whitfield, Jennifer Juste, and… Read more »

CBC News: 20,000 people are calling on city council to bring back training for taxi, ride-sharing drivers

Posted on October 5, 2018

Road safety advocates agree. “We absolutely need to reinstate that driver training,” said Nancy Smith Lea from the Toronto Centre for Active Transportation. Training of some form protects both passengers as well as pedestrians and cyclists, she added. “It was a mistake to scrap it, just to accommodate Uber,” Lea said. Read full article here.

Harvey Kallas Collections Magazine: Vision Zero: Building Active & Safe Streets for All in Toronto

Posted on September 27, 2018

An article written by TCAT’s Nancy Smith Lea is featured in the current issue of Harvey Kallas Collections Magazine. Read the full article here.

#BuildTheVisionTO Update

Posted on September 27, 2018

With the municipal election just one month away, we are re-doubling our efforts to make safe, active streets for all a priority. Over a dozen organizations, from healthcare to advocates for the blind, have come alongside our coalition and offered their support. We would like to thank Pilot PMR, a strategy and design agency, for making us… Read more »

A Toronto street with a "Senior's Safety Zone Ends" sign

Reading the Signs: Vision Zero in Toronto

Posted on September 27, 2018

A lot of new signs have gone up in Toronto recently. As part of Toronto’s Vision Zero Road Safety Plan, signs were added to 12 locations in 2017, to designate them as “Senior Safety Zones”. These areas also included Watch Your Speed displays, increased pedestrian walk times and enhanced pavement markings. A further 53 locations were… Read more »

A table with bicycle repair parts and tools, and a person holding a bike wheel

One Door Closes, Another Opens: Scarborough Cycles

Posted on September 27, 2018

2018 represents our third year of programming at our Scarborough Cycles Bike Hubs and the support from the community and other agencies continues to grow. So far this year we have recorded 1050+ participants across all of our programs, and residents have dedicated over 1100+ hours of volunteer time. As in previous years, our DIY… Read more »

Before and after photos of a trail in Wellington

Burlington’s Rural Active Transportation Strategy

Posted on September 27, 2018

Many Canadian cities and towns are not either urban or rural. In some cases, such as in Burlington, Ontario, they’re both. To achieve its mission of a vibrant and sustainable city, Burlington is building an integrated, multi-modal transportation system that prioritizes sustainable modes such as walking, cycling and public transit. But while the transportation goals… Read more »

Chart with cycling ratings for six American cities

Measuring Up: Take the Places for Bikes Survey!

Posted on September 27, 2018

How does Toronto compare to other North American cities when it comes to cycling? We’ll soon find out because People for Bikes is adding Toronto to their Places for Bikes City Ratings. The rating system is based on mode share, open map data on bicycling networks, planned network improvements, data on fatalities, and a community… Read more »

Nancy, Katie and Jennifer at the Walk Bike Places Conference

Three Ontario Bike Lane Pilots Hit the Road to New Orleans

Posted on September 27, 2018

TCAT Director Nancy Smith Lea, along with Kate Whitfield (Alta Planning+Design) and Jennifer Juste (City of Guelph), organized a session titled “Short Stories in Data: Cycling Pilot Projects in Three Ontario Cities” in the 2018 Walk Bike Places conference in New Orleans. Nancy presented the results from TCAT’s Economic Impact of Bike Lanes in Toronto’s… Read more »