TCAT presented two papers at the Walk21 Conference in the Hague last week. Nancy Smith Lea's paper titled Converting On-Street Parking to Active Transportation in Toronto: Two Studies of Merchant and Patron Preferences can be downloaded here and Stephanie Tencer's paper titled Contextualizing the Community Walkability Audit Tool is now available for download here.
Last night Toronto voted in a new mayor and 44 councillors. Over the last several months TCAT surveyed all candidates to find out their views on active transportation and to provide them with information about concrete steps that need to be taken to improve cycling and walking. The results were released last month but TCAT continued to upload any surveys received up to the day of the election.
Almost one third (14 out of 44) of the newly elected Councillors responded to TCAT's election survey. Of those:
TCAT's recently released reports on the state of active transportation in Toronto have received some media attention. Tess Kalinowski's Toronto Star article prompted CAP researcher Kevin Behan to send a letter of correction to the newspaper's article.
With support from the Toronto Community Foundation, TCAT is pleased to announce two new research reports today examining the state of active transportation in Toronto.
The first report titled Benchmarking Active Transportation in Canadian Cities compared the performance of active transportation in Toronto against other cities in Canada, the United States and Europe using key indicators as benchmarks. Among the study’s findings:
On Monday, October 4, the Toronto Environmental Alliance (TEA) released the results from their environmental survey of Toronto’s candidates for City Council. In their press release, TEA stated that the results “suggest the next City Council will be green.”