Please support TCAT's effort to centralize the Complete Streets movement in Ontario and Canada by providing the following information to Ryan Whitney, Complete Streets Researcher and Project Manager at TCAT by Dec 10th. Email: email@example.com - Tel: (416) 392-0260.
Ryan Whitney, the Complete Streets Researcher and Program Manager here at TCAT, has been busy establishing the methods for the Complete Streets Gap Analysis due to be completed in mid-January 2012. The Gap Analysis will provide a comprehensive overview of Complete Streets policy language, or similar policy language, in Ontario as well as barriers to implementing these policies. The research will also include a Case Studies section that will profile several exceptional communities across the province working towards Complete Streets.
As recently reported in Novae Res Urbis (NRU), Halton region (including Oakville, Burlington, and Milton) recently approved a new transportation master plan that prioritizes transportation choice and maximizes the use of transit and other alternatives to the single occupant vehicle.
Each year, the Toronto Community Foundation (TCF) releases its Vital Signs report that tracks over time several different indicators of Toronto's quality of life, including transportation. In the recently released 2011 report, TCF reports that chronic underinvestment in transportation is threatening Toronto's global competitiveness.
TCAT is pleased to release a backgrounder on five different bikeway options currently in use or under consideration by the City of Toronto. Under the direction of the TCAT Director and Steering Committee, this backgrounder was developed by Jessica Stronghill, TCAT's newest volunteer.
With New York City announcing a bikeshare program in 2012 and doctors in both New York and Ontario issuing statements about the many health benefits of active transportation, cycling to work is on the rise.