As reported in a recent TCAT News, CIMA+, a Canadian consulting engineering firm, was retained by the Regional Public Works Commissioners of Ontario (RPWCO) to review the Ontario Highway Traffic Act (HTA) and determine what amendments may be appropriate to support and promote active transportation in Ontario.
In Toronto about 2,220 crosswalks have electronic signals that let visually impaired pedestrians know when they have the right-of-way. There are different sounds depending on the direction - a "chirp, chirp" sound indicates that pedestrians may cross east-west while "cuckoo" is the signal for north-south.
The Regional Public Works Commissioners of Ontario (RPWCO) is currently reviewing the Ontario Highway Traffic Act (HTA) to determine what amendments may be appropriate to support and promote active transportation in Ontario.
TCAT is holding its second annual Complete Streets Forum on April 28-29, 2011, and is looking for some skillful and hardworking people to join the Event Team. The Event Team will be integral in ensuring that the conference comes together successfully.
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.
Moving On Sustainable Transportation (MOST) Program will be hosting a series of webinars in 2010-2011 where completed projects that were supported by the program will present their project activities and outcomes. Each webinar will last approximately 60 minutes. Simultaneous interpretation will be available for all of the webinars.
The next webinar is Promoting Sustainable and Active Transportation at Schools and features: