TCAT's Complete Streets Forum partner - Transportation Options - is hosting a Bike Train Travel Expo to highlight the fantastic cycle tourism destinations in Ontario. Learn about the 2010 Bike Train routes, and get information and cycling maps from local tourism representatives on site.
Special guests will include the Minister of Tourism Michael Chan. Featured destinations include: Toronto, Niagara, Greenbelt, Windsor/Essex & Point Pelee, North Bay, Eastern Ontario and the Lake Ontario Waterfront Trail.
On March 5th, the Share the Road Cycling Coalition released a Green Paper. Its purpose is to inform the direction of bicycle policy in Ontario and to provide a strategic plan for increasing the use of cycling.
TCAT was pleased to be included as a partner in this important document and to attend the press conference held on the opening day of the Toronto International Bicycle Show at Exhibition Place.
BikeSauce, a new volunteer-run, registered non-profit organization dedicated to promoting cycling in Toronto, is the most recent organization to join TCAT's growing list of supporters. BikeSauce has three goals:
On February 10th, TCAT was pleased to join other environmental leaders in a press conference organized by the Toronto Environmental Alliance (TEA) to release their municipal election priorities for 2010. One of TEA's six key action items is a Complete Streets policy for Toronto. Read TEA's press release here.
Thanks so much to all of TCAT's supporters who took the time to review and provide excellent feedback on the final draft of TCAT's new platform titled "Action 2014: Complete Streets and Active Transportation". Once we have worked through all of the feedback, the new platform will be uploaded to the TCAT website in an easy-to-read on-line format.
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.
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.