TCAT Invited Speaker at Toronto Board of Health meeting
Eva Ligeti and Nancy Smith Lea have been invited to present TCAT's Complete Streets by Design research at the April 30 Toronto Board of Health meeting. On the agenda is Toronto Public Health's report released April 23rd titled "Active Transportation & Health".
This new TPH report, part of the Healthy Toronto by Design report series, reviews literature discussing transportation and health, presents data about the walking and cycling mode shares in Toronto, and quantifies the health benefits of active transport in Toronto.
It includes a number of recommendations for improving active transportation in Toronto, including a reduction of vehicle speed limits (read Dylan Reid's Spacing post here), improved traffic signal phases for pedestrians and cyclists, and improvements to transit infrastructure that support more "bike and ride" trips.