Toronto’s New Council Views on Active Transportation – a Clarification
Last newsletter, we discussed how the newly elected City Council fared in the TCAT Election Survey. It has been brought to our attention that some of our reporting may have been misleading. To clarify:
- The item may have unintentionally mislead readers to believe that there is strong support on the new council for active transportation since we reported percentages in terms of number of councillors who responded to the survey instead of total # of councilors
- While almost 1/3 of the elected councilors completed the survey, there was an obvious geographical bias in who – elected and unelected – completed it:
- Of those elected, all 11 Toronto-East York councillors completed the TCAT survey, but only 4 of the 33 Councillors from Etobicoke-York, North York and Scarborough did so
- Because of the response rate it would have been more accurate to report that strong support was expressed by downtown Councillors while the majority of suburban Councillors chose not to respond to TCAT’s survey
Spacing also examined the new council’s position (along with Mayor Ford and the new school trustees) on AT based on responses to TCAT’s election survey in Dylan Reid’s article “The new council on walking and cycling”.
Posted On: November 9, 2010