Last week, TCAT Director Nancy Smith Lea and Dr. Beth Savan, from the Toronto Cycling Think and Do Tank at the University of Toronto, traveled to Oakville to share evidence and best practice regarding cycling adoption programs with municipal staff from Oakville, Milton, Halton Hills and Burlington.
The presentation, which drew on research from last year’s PedalWise program in Peel and TCAT’s Scarborough Cycles project in Toronto, was followed by a lively discussion about how similar approaches could be applied in Halton. Participants were particularly interested in the mapping analysis used to locate areas in the community with latent cycling demand that would be good potential candidates for targeted interventions. TCAT’s recent collaboration with Ryerson, Cycling Behaviour and Potential in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, was also discussed, in particular the potential in Halton for increasing cycling to GO train stations.
Participants and presenters alike left feeling inspired by new ideas and energized to see the potential for increasing cycling in Halton Region.