TCAT is currently called upon – by the media or in response to proposed changes to government policy – to take a position on current issues pertaining to cyclists and pedestrians. While TCAT does not engage directly in advocacy, TCAT’s role is to provide evidence that will be helpful in moving debates and policies forward in a positive direction.
Two TCAT backgrounders produced recently are: Off-Road Paths which explores the purpose of off-road paths and several elements that should be considered when constructing such trails, and Bikeway Options that examines the benefits and challenges of various bikeway options using some of the most recent research available.
Other ideas for future backgrounders include: economic impacts of active transportation, health impacts of active transportation, financing complete streets, cyclists in pedestrian priority areas, and making the tough tradeoffs in reallocating road space for active transportation.
We are looking for a volunteer with strong research and writing skills and an understanding of municipal and provincial planning policy. A background in urban and regional planning is considered an asset. If you are interested in this opportunity to work with TCAT, please send your resume and a brief cover letter by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.