Last week the Toronto Bike Awards ceremony was once again co-hosted by the Toronto Cyclists Union and the City of Toronto. TCAT was pleased to hand out its second annual Active Transportation Champion award for an individual or organization that has worked to raise the profile of cycling or walking and its relationship to a high quality of urban life.
TCAT is gearing up for the Complete Streets Forum, April 22 – 23, 2010. We are currently looking for enthusiastic, dedicated volunteers for the following positions:
Web Design (Start date Feb. 8/ approx. 5 hours per week/1 person)
The Community Bicycle Network presents its WINTER OPEN HOUSE and BIKE AUCTION on Saturday January 30, 12pm-6pm, 761 Queen St W.
Live Auction of five of the legendary yellow Bikeshare bikes at 3pm
Silent Auction for high-end and unique vintage parts
All used parts just $2.00 for One Day Only.
Plus cookies and hot cocoa to help you warm up!
The City of Toronto Transportation Services is hosting an important public meeting:
Date: Monday February 1, 2010
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Metro Hall, 55 John St. Room 308-309
The objective of this meeting is to get community input on proposed new downtown bikeways that the Transportation Services Cycling Infrastructure and Programs group is working on for 2010.
Topics will discuss concepts and criteria for new projects, including:
8-80 Cities (formerly Walk and Bike for Life) are holding an event open to the public in the evening of February 2nd from 6:30-8:30pm at The George Ignatieff Theatre located at 15 Devonshire Pl. At this event, three leading Car Free Sunday experts will share their knowledge and enthusiasm for this fantastic program and discuss how you can help bring Car Free Sundays to your own community. Download the flyer here.
We are pleased to share with you the final draft of TCAT’s new platform titled "Action 2014: Complete Streets and Active Transportation". Once finalized, the new platform will be uploaded to the TCAT website in an easy-to-read on-line format. For now, if you would like to review the final draft you can download it in PDF format here. Please provide any final feedback to TCAT by Wednesday Jan 20th.
In May 2009, TCAT organized its second Bike Summit, a one-day bicycle policy conference. This popular event sold out in advance despite a bigger venue than for Bike Summit 2008. One of the goals beyond the event itself was to share more widely the knowledge and lessons learned with bicycle advocates, professionals and elected officials unable to join us in Toronto.
Waterfront Toronto and the City of Toronto are jointly undertaking a major study to determine the future of the eastern portion of the elevated Gardiner Expressway and Lake Shore Boulevard from approximately Lower Jarvis Street to just east of the Don Valley Parkway at Logan Avenue.
Waterfront Toronto, in partnership with the City of Toronto, completed a Class Environmental Assessment (EA) Study for the revitalization of Queens Quay in Toronto’s central waterfront. The purpose of the study was to create a plan for Queens Quay that successfully accommodates the various users – pedestrians, transit, cyclists, automobiles, recreational – while enhancing landscape and the public realm; and to develop and evaluate a number of alternative solutions and design concepts for pedestrian, transit, cycling, and automobile improvements along Queens Quay.
In August 2008, the City of Toronto initiated a Class Environmental Assessment Study for a pedestrian and cycle route/bridge over the railway corridors north of Fort York. This bridge is intended to provide a key link between Stanley Park to the north and the western area of the Fort York grounds to the south, improving connections to the waterfront.