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Co-Design in Peterborough

Portrait of a Neighbourhood: Jackson Park-Brookdale

Posted on April 19, 2018

Residents of a neighbourhood in Peterborough have a new tool to understand and re-imagine their public space thanks to TCAT’s co-design team. The draws together census and demographic data and six months of engagement with over 350 Peterborough residents. It paints a picture of the assets and public space gaps in the neighbourhood. TCAT has… Read more »

Creative for Active Travel Workshop for Healthcare Professionals

Healthy Streets, Healthy People

Posted on April 19, 2018

Are you a student in the field of health (medical, public health, therapy, etc)? Are you interested in the intersections between our built environment, how we travel and how healthy we are? TCAT and the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE) are hosting on a free workshop ahead of this year’s PEGASUS conference… Read more »

Example of Participatory Planning using a table-top model

TCAT Responds to Bike Plan Implementation in Thorncliffe & Flemingdon

Posted on April 9, 2018

On April 9, 2018 TCAT made a submission to the City of Toronto Public Works and Infrastructure Committee regarding the proposed installation of bicycle lanes on Thorncliffe Park Drive, Grenoble Drive and Deauville Lane, and bicycle lanes and cycle tracks on Gateway Boulevard. (PW27.13). Our submission described the extensive community engagement work that TCAT undertook… Read more »

Heavy Vehicles and the Safety of Vulnerable Road Users

Posted on April 5, 2018

On March 29, 2018, TCAT responded to Transport Canada’s Summary Report – Vulnerable Road Users and Heavy Vehicles Countermeasures Project. Transport Canada states: “The safety of cyclists and pedestrians when they share the road with heavy vehicles remains an on-going challenge. To specifically address this safety concern, a task force was assembled to examine safety measures,… Read more »

LocalLove.ca: Toronto’s 8 top changemakers

Posted on April 3, 2018

  TCAT Director Nancy Smith Lea is featured in LocalLove.ca, United Way Greater Toronto’s new online magazine, as one of eight women who are working hard to make the city a better place: Meet 8 of Toronto’s top changemakers  

Complete Streets Prototype

Pre-Order Your Complete Streets Game!

Posted on March 15, 2018

One street. Many uses. What trade-offs will you make? The Complete Streets Game has been used countless times in classrooms, community meetings and design charettes to help people grapple with this question. With the space constraints clearly laid out in front of them, participants work together to make the tough choices and build a street… Read more »

Planning Active Transportation Promo

One Week Left to Register for TCAT’s Planning Active Transportation Course!

Posted on March 15, 2018

What are you doing with your Thursday evenings? Why not use them to learn co-design and community participation tools that will help you engage neighbourhoods in active transportation planning? TCAT is teaching a 7-week course called CVUP115: Planning Active Transportation through Ryerson’s Chang School of Continuing Education about working collaboratively to re-imagine streets and public… Read more »

Google Cloud Vision API

Big Data, Small Spaces

Posted on March 15, 2018

Harnessing big data to understand and compare local urban environments, the backbone of healthy, active living, is the dream of many urban planning and public health researchers.  At the 2018 Active Living Research conference in Banff, work from over 300 researchers and practitioners from over 30 disciplines frequently focused on using big data to evaluate… Read more »

City of Toronto website on Automated Vehicles

Life in 2035? TCAT weighs in on Automated Vehicles

Posted on March 15, 2018

Imagine a future where cars no longer have drivers, rides are only requested through a kiosk or mobile app, and trips are priced by vehicle kilometer travelled. How will driverless cars affect pedestrians? What are the implications of this technology on urban streets? On March 2nd, City of Toronto held a workshop to solicit  feedback… Read more »

toronto.com: Expanding bike share into Scarborough a good start, reader writes

Posted on March 1, 2018

“An active cycling culture helps reduce local traffic congestion, improves air quality and has proven health benefits. Moreover, bike share programs enhance equity and support the lives of residents by connecting them to services and economic opportunities and these benefits should be accessible to all Torontonians. However, for this pilot to succeed in Scarborough, additional… Read more »