The most recent edition of Yonge Street Media features a story about TCAT and the Complete Streets Forum. Dylan Reid’s article, “Streets for everyone” offers a great overview of Complete Streets Policies and the region’s interest in their implementation.
Jane’s Walks just keep getting bigger and better. This year 60 cities worldwide are taking part. There are lots to choose from in each city. TCAT’s pick: Leslieville Lures – Connecting To Our Port Lands guided by TCAT Steering Committee member Neluka Leanage and Paul Young: Saturday May 1, 2010 @ 10 a.m. Meet at the north-west corner of Leslie St and Lakeshore Boulevard East (just south of the Tim Horton’s).
Talking Tolls: What’s leadership got to do with it?
Congestion charging. Priced networks. High Occupancy Toll Lanes. These road pricing systems are being implemented around the world in order to reduce congestion, fight climate change and generate revenues for sustainable transportation infrastructure. But why would politicians anywhere support road pricing in the face of widespread opposition? How do they communicate road pricing benefits and costs to the public? What can we learn from their experiences?
Interested in finding out more about best policy and implementation practices to create complete streets? Barbara McCann, Executive Director of the Complete Streets Coalition has recently published a book on the topic available here.
There are several exciting and ambitious active transportation reports going forward to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee (PWIC) next week. Some, but not all, will require a strong show of community support in order to be approved at PWIC on Apr 20th and by City Council on May 11-12. Please email your support for these motions by April 19th at 12:00 noon to Candy Davidovits, Committee Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-392-8032.
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.