Les rues conviviales : un mouvement en pleine croissance. Tel était le titre de la conférence présentée par madame Nancy Smith Lea, directrice du Toronto Center for Active Transportation (TCAT), à l’invitation du Centre d’écologie urbaine de Montréal (CEUM), plus tôt cette semaine à Montréal. Read full article here.
Les plus vulnérables devraient toujours être à la base de nos réflexions en matière d’aménagement, lance d’emblée la directrice du Toronto Center for Active Transportation (TCAT), Nancy Smith Lea. Il en va de leur sécurité, certes, mais aussi de leur rapport à la rue, de leur rapport à la ville. » Pour y arriver, elle et son équipe… Read more »
Last month’s brutal attack on Yonge Street has joined Toronto to Paris, London, Barcelona, and Nice. In all of these cities, people purposefully drove vans into unprotected crowds with horrific results. Now, metal bollards line the roadways and bridges in central London. In Marseille, cars are hemmed in with a series of posts, separating them… Read more »
Scarborough Cycles is getting ready for another great season, thanks to a Partners in Climate Action Grant from the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change. Scarborough Cycles (Access Alliance) is one of ten organizations selected to help motivate Ontario residents to adopt low-carbon behaviours and technology. The competitive grant program is designed to identify and… Read more »
City of Toronto transportation staff have proposed a plan to streamline the process of installing speed bumps or other traffic-calming measures. On May 8th, a staff report went before the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee (PWIC) that, if approved, would do away with a lengthy list of requirements and approvals, specifically in Community Safety Zones… Read more »
This month last year, the Ontario government released its new Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe. Included in it was a directive that all municipalities adopt Complete Streets policies. The Growth Plan covers the entire Golden Horseshoe region, from Peterborough to Niagara to Kitchener-Waterloo, with over 9 million residents. It is designed to guide… Read more »
TCAT’s first-ever ‘Planning Active Transportation’ course wrapped up on May 3rd, with the students presenting neighbourhood portraits to a panel of experts. The course was a resounding success in meeting an important professional need. Even before it began, five extra spots needed to be added due to the high demand. Students came from a wide… Read more »
Imagine a city where 100% of the population is within a 10-minute walk of a park. It exists in San Francisco, why not Toronto? Up to now, each of the six former municipalities has had its own process and procedure to handle and develop parks. The City is currently developing a unified Parkland Strategy… Read more »
TCAT is very excited to announce that the Complete Streets Game 2.0 is now available for purchase! This fun, interactive activity is a great conversation tool for consultations and workshops. It encourages collaborative problem-solving around an age-old issue: streets have limited space. What trade-offs will you make? Games are available from our website.
TCAT’s Director, Nancy Smith Lea, has been recognized twice this month for her work advancing walking and cycling in Toronto. Local Love, a new online magazine from United Way, named Nancy as one of the city’s 8 Top Changemakers. At the Ontario Bike Summit this week, on behalf of TCAT, Nancy received a Wheels of… Read more »