Paul Hess Receives TCAT Award

Last night at the City of Toronto's Bicycle Friendly Business awards, Nancy Smith Lea was pleased to present TCAT's third annual Active Transportation Champion award to Professor Paul Hess.

Jane's Walk and Walkability Exhibit at 401 Richmond

NEW TEA Campaign: Help Us Keep Council Green

Toronto Environmental Alliance (TEA) has embarked on a new campaign to ensure the new City Council protects current environmental initiatives and makes the environment a priority.

TEA is asking Torontonians to write a letter to their councillor and have created a form letter to help you out.

Complete Streets in the Toronto Environmental Alliance Candidate Report Card

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.”

Highlights of the results include:

Complete Streets, Bicycle Friendly Communities and more at the Ontario Bike Summit - Sep 20

TCAT Director Nancy Smith Lea will be speaking on a panel titled "Bringing Complete Streets to Ontario" at the Share the Road Cycling Coalition's Ontario Bike Summit, September 20-21. 

Car Free Day at Queen's Park - Sep 22

Sierra Club, in partnership with U of T’s Environment Week and Bikechain's Bike to Campus Day, has moved their annual Car Free Day activities this year from Dundas Square to Queen's Park. This year much of Queen's Park Crescent will be Car Free on September 22nd, 2010 from 10am to 2pm. 

What can you look forward to?

Get Involved: iCANwalk Public Engagement Campaign

Green Communities Canada officially launched the iCANwalk Campaign on Friday, September 10th, to run through March 2011. The purpose of iCANwalk is to:

Fort York Pedestrian and Cycle Bridge construction on track

Thanks to the Friends of Fort York for keeping us updated on major projects happening in the Fort York area, including the Fort York Pedestrian and Cycle Bridge which TCAT has supported and provided comment on. Here is an excerpt from the group's most recent newsletter:

TCAT Releases its New 2010 Platform and Review of AT Progress 2006-2009!

With a municipal election on its way, we are pleased to release TCAT's 2010 platform titled Action 2014: Taking the Next Step (download in PDF format here.) TCAT's platform provides a detailed analysis of concrete steps that the city can take in all areas of its operations to improve walking and cycling in the next term of council from 2010 to 2014.

Bike Lanes, On-Street Parking and Business - Webinar Recording Now Available Online

As announced in last week's TCAT News, on Mar 30th the Clean Air Partnership conducted a webinar based on its new research report titled "Bike Lanes, On-Street Parking and Business Year 2 Report: A Study of Bloor Street in Toronto's Bloor West Village."

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