The Centre for Active Transportation is a project of the registered charity Clean Air Partnership
The Centre for Active Transportation (TCAT) has a vision of vibrant cities with clean air, a healthy population, and a transportation system that prioritizes walking and cycling.
Our mission is to advance knowledge and evidence to build support for safe and inclusive streets for walking and cycling. We believe that active transportation plays a critical role in creating environmentally and economically sustainable cities.
TCAT was formed in 2006 as a grassroots coalition to give a unified voice to the many groups working for a better cycling and pedestrian environment in Toronto. In 2008, TCAT became a project of Clean Air Partnership (CAP) and now guides the active transportation work at CAP. TCAT is a respected and credible leader in active transportation research, policy solutions, and evidence-based programming within Ontario, across Canada, and beyond.
- “Group of the Year” community award by ibikeTO at the 2008 Toronto Bike Awards.
- Wheels of Change award at the 2018 Ontario Bike Summit from the Share the Road Cycling Coalition in the category of Community Collaboration for TCAT’s important role in the success of the 2016-17 Bloor Street Bike Lane Pilot Project.
- The Mavis Johnston Traffic Safety Award for Best Policy and Practice Presentation at the 2019 Canadian Association of Road Safety Professionals conference for TCAT’s #BuildTheVisionTO and Active Neighbourhoods Canada community engagement work to improve road safety.
- A 2020 Clean50 Top Project award, which recognizes the 20 best sustainability projects completed in Canada in the previous two years, for TCAT’s Scarborough Cycles project.