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London Free Press: Another city hall-cyclists battle looms over ‘complete streets’ plan

Posted on August 7, 2018

“Other cities use complete streets manuals to build better communities and transportation systems. The Toronto Centre for Active Transportation keeps a running list of those communities across Canada. Executive director Nancy Smith Lea said London is on the right track with its draft, saying complete streets and Vision Zero principles can complement one another. “The… Read more »

Attendees listen to a presentation at the Scarborough Cycling Summit

Snapshot Released at Scarborough Cycling Summit

Posted on July 19, 2018

At the end of June, Scarborough Cycles held its second annual Cycling Summit. With over 40 people in attendance, it was a chance for advocates, community members and others working in cycling to connect, share stories and strategize about opportunities to grow cycling in Scarborough neighbourhoods. City staff were on hand to take suggestions on… Read more »

Community BBQ in park to launch new co-design project

New Active Neighbourhood Launched in Peterborough

Posted on July 19, 2018

TCAT and GreenUP kicked off our co-design work in a new Peterborough neighbourhood on June 26. We welcomed nearly 300 residents of Peterborough’s Downtown Jackson Creek neighbourhood to a community BBQ and information session on the NeighbourPLAN program. In addition to gathering people around food and community, we spoke with dozens of residents about their… Read more »

New York City Street after Vision Zero re-design

Election Priority Highlight: Vision Zero in New York City

Posted on July 19, 2018

Toronto is experiencing a crisis in road deaths – the former Chief Planner, Jennifer Keesmaat, called it a “state of emergency”.  New York City, on the other hand, has recently achieved impressive reductions in road deaths and serious injuries. This past year, 2017, was the fourth consecutive year of declining traffic fatalities, with the fewest… Read more »

A complete Street in Sudbury

Greater Sudbury Adopts a Complete Streets Policy

Posted on July 19, 2018

The City of Greater Sudbury, the largest city in Northern Ontario, is the most recent Canadian municipality to adopt a Complete Streets policy. And it may be the first that used a standalone resolution to so do. Over 100 cities and towns across Canada now have Compete Streets policies. Read the full article on the… Read more »

A group engaged in a neighbourhood walk audit

Resource Spotlight: Gehl Institute’s Inclusive Healthy Places

Posted on July 19, 2018

Think for a moment about a public space that is vibrant and welcoming. Maybe it is bustling with people, or made lively with public art. Maybe it feels safe and accessible, because of the infrastructure available, or maybe it invites you to linger and rest, with street furniture, trees, and other amenities. Places like this… Read more »

Toronto.com: Report shows more people biking to work in 7 suburban areas in Toronto

Posted on July 16, 2018

“The report, put out by the Toronto Centre for Active Transportation (TCAT), an organization advocating for a better cycling and pedestrian environment, analyzed census data in the city’s three community council areas, Scarborough, North York and Etobicoke York, and found the majority of the suburbs remained static, with some slight increases and decreases in cycling to… Read more »

Globe and Mail: Life-saving solutions for Toronto streets already exist – and it’s time to implement them

Posted on June 29, 2018

Albert Koehl was on the expert panel of the Chief Coroner’s 2012 pedestrian death review. He is a lawyer and founder of Bells on Bloor. Nancy Smith Lea participated in the 1998 Regional Coroner’s review of cycling fatalities. She is the Director of the Toronto Centre for Active Transportation. As Toronto looks to spend an… Read more »

Scarborough Cycles Snapshot Cover with four photos of people cycling and the Scarborough Cycles logo in the middle

Release of Scarborough Cycles Snapshot

Posted on June 27, 2018

How do we incubate cycling in a part of the city with very few people cycling, even fewer bike lanes, and only one bike shop? In 2016, Scarborough Cycles opened two community bike hubs at AccessPoint on Danforth and Birchmount Bluffs Neighbourhood Centre. In 2018, a third hub was opened at Agincourt Community Services Association.  These Bike Hubs offer access to… Read more »

Photo of a street in Toronto with pedestrians, cyclists and a streetcar. Words on the image say: Build The Vision TO, Safe and Active Streets for All

Election Survey Launched!

Posted on June 21, 2018

On June 19, 2018, 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 all ages and abilities can get around actively, sustainably and safely. A… Read more »