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: Provincial Policy Statement Five Year Review - Sep 22

The Provincial Policy Statement (PPS) “provides direction on matters of provincial interest related to land use planning and development.” All decisions – including municipal plans – must be consistent with the PPS, so it can potentially have a big impact on what happens in your community.

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:

Send Nancy and Stephanie of TCAT to the Hague!

We reported back in June that TCAT was invited to attend the Walk 21 Conference in the Hague. Walk21 is a widely respected international pedestrian policy conference. Nancy Smith Lea, TCAT Director, and Stephanie Tencer, TCAT Steering Committee member, were both invited to present at the conference, but TCAT needs funding so they can go.

Stephanie was invited to present her paper on the Walkability Study, a project commissioned by the City of Toronto to address community-based walkability tools.

Four Pedestrian Zones Hit U of T and Ryerson

This fall, students, staff and faculty at Ryerson University and the University of Toronto will have more outdoor public spaces to enjoy. This week, the City began implementing its Pedestrian Zone Pilot Project, which will close four streets to vehicles and instead install planters, tables and chairs.

Make Active Transportation a Provincial Priority – Submit Comments for the Provincial Policy Statement

The Provincial Policy Statement (PPS) “provides direction on matters of provincial interest related to land use planning and development.” All decisions – including municipal plans – must be consistent with the PPS, so it can potentially have a big impact on what happens in your community.

City of Hamilton to Introduce New Sustainable Transportation Plan

The City of Hamilton is creating a new 20-year plan, Step Forward, to anticipate new growth, but instead of widening existing roads, the city plans on increasing trips made by cycling, walking and public transit, reports the Hamilton Spectator.

TCAT Releases Complete Streets Forum 2010 Summary Report

On April 23, 2010, TCAT organized a Complete Streets Forum at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto. There were also pre-conference activities on April 22, 2010 at various locations.

Building on the success of TCAT's Bike Summit 2008 and 2009, the Complete Streets Forum expanded the mandate and scope of TCAT's annual active transportation policy conference.

TCAT's 2010 Municipal Candidate Election Survey Underway

TCAT is currently undergoing a survey of all City of Toronto mayoral, councillor and school trustee candidates.

TCAT previously surveyed all City of Toronto municipal candidates in the lead up to the 2006 Municipal Elections. TCAT created an Active Transportation Platform that identified actions for the next City Council to take to support active transportation.

Free Webcast - Sustainable Transport Systems – Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Join the authors of "An Introduction to Sustainable Transportation and Transport for Suburbia" for an event that explores the problems that sustainability poses for transport planners and innovative solutions from around the world. Preston L. Schiller and Paul Mees will present the latest thinking on transport policy from global, regional and local perspectives.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at 12 pm.

Register here.