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Biking in a Big City: Winter group ride with Scarborough Cycles

Posted on February 21, 2018

“Scarborough Cycles is a community based program that is promoting cycling in the east end of the city. They have been running programs for three years now, including safe cycling workshops, group rides, and DIY drop in bike repair. They are currently based at Accesspoint Danforth, on Danforth just east of Victoria Park. They advertised a winter… Read more »

Active Transportation Course Launch Event

Launch Event for TCAT’s New Course

Posted on February 14, 2018

“Streets should be compelling and beautiful.” That was the message delivered at Ryerson’s Chang School for Continuing Studies by Car Martin, TCAT’s Participatory Design Consultant and soon-to-be co-instructor of our new course, CVUP 115 Planning Active Transportation. This first-of-its-kind 7-week course, set to start March 22nd, is focused on co-design techniques and how they can… Read more »

Map of Complete Streets Policies in Canada

Getting to Vision Zero with Complete Streets

Posted on February 14, 2018

How can we actually achieve Vision Zero? As Toronto City Council voted again to accelerate its Vision Zero Road Safety Plan, and road deaths in the city show no signs of decline, this question is coming from all sides. At the end of February, Vision Zero leaders will be congregating in Toronto to discuss implementation… Read more »

Complete Streets Game 2.0 Under Development!

Posted on February 14, 2018

We have put together a fantastic team, including a stellar group of advisors from across the country, to develop version 2.0 of TCAT’s Complete Streets Game. Over the past several months we have been hard at work researching, designing and prototyping new game pieces. Thank you to everyone who completed our survey – we appreciate your suggestions and… Read more »

Co-design consultation with Ryerson students

Participatory Design: On the Ground in Peterborough

Posted on February 14, 2018

What’s good about your neighbourhood? What would you like to change? How do you get around? Is it easy or hard? These are the types of questions that a group of Ryerson Master of Planning students were asking in Peterborough last week. The students, from Dr. Raktim Mitra’s studio group, are working alongside TCAT’s Active… Read more »

Images from an active transportation audit in Marlborough

Job Opportunity: Research Assistant in Health, Urban Design and AT

Posted on February 13, 2018

Are you a graduate student interested in the interaction between health, urban design and active transportation? TCAT’s Active Neighbourhoods Canada partner, Sustainable Calgary, is looking for a Research Assistant to conduct a literature scan of cost-benefit analysis practices related to health, urban design and active transportation. Active Neighbourhoods Canada is a national partnership working to… Read more »

Co-Designing the Active City: Launching New Tools for Canadian Communities

Posted on February 7, 2018

For immediate release: February 7, 2018 Today, Active Neighbourhoods Canada Network (ANC), a partnership between the Montréal Urban Ecology Centre (MUEC), Sustainable Calgary (SC) and the Toronto Centre for Active Transportation (TCAT), is launching its bilingual web platform urbanismeparticipatif.ca/participatoryplanning.ca. Canadians are increasingly recognizing the importance of co-design, which meaningfully involves citizens in the planning of their… Read more »

Chart comparing Bill 158 and Bill 174

Road Deaths: Getting to Serious Consequences for a Serious Offence

Posted on January 18, 2018

Ontario has taken a significant step towards ensuring that people who cause injuries and deaths on our streets will face consequences that match the seriousness of their offence. Too often, when people walking and biking are killed by someone driving, the punishment handed out is incredibly small — a fine of $100, with no license… Read more »

Aerial view of parking in St. Jamestown

Space We Could Use: Cities Facing the Housing and Congestion Crush Say Goodbye To Minimum Parking Requirements

Posted on January 18, 2018

The end of 2017 saw a flurry of action in an area that used to be sacrosanct: parking.  With relatively little ceremony or angst, cities are shedding regulations that have been a municipal standard for over half a century and that required anyone building anything from an office tower to a convenience store to provide… Read more »

Co-Designing the Active City: February 8th

Posted on January 18, 2018

Join us on February 8th, for a panel discussion and info session to officially launch our new course: CVUP 115 Planning Active Transportation which will be offered in March at Ryerson’s G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education. We will be bringing together leaders and advocates for public space, community building and active transportation to discuss the complex nature… Read more »