Scarborough Cycles Goes to City Hall

Posted on January 19, 2017

Please join us on Monday January 30th, 2017, at 5 pm, for the unveiling of the exhibition Bikes and Belonging, in the Rotunda at Toronto City Hall. This unique display of photographs was created by newcomers to Canada who participated in CultureLink’s Bike Host program which loans bicycles to immigrants and refugees and matches them… Read more »

Street Smarts: Biking in All Weather Conditions Workshop

Posted on January 19, 2017

On January 12, 2017, Scarborough Cycles hosted a ‘Street Smarts: Biking in All Weather Conditions Workshop’ at our bike hub at AccessPoint on Danforth. The workshop, attended by over 40 participants, was delivered by our project partner Cycle Toronto and covered helpful advice on bike maintenance, route planning, recommended clothing, how-to  use the bike rack… Read more »

Toronto’s Complete Streets Guidelines Released

Posted on January 19, 2017

Last week, as the City of Toronto held a press conference to launch its new Vision Zero Road Safety website, another important document that could also have a significant impact on the safety of our streets was released as well, yet went relatively unnoticed. Despite its lack of fanfare, Toronto’s first Complete Streets Guidelines mark… Read more »

Complete Streets for Canada!

Posted on January 19, 2017

Did you know that, since 2012, TCAT has hosted a Complete Streets for Canada website? The website features research, best practice policy language, and design guidelines for municipalities of all sizes interested in adopting Complete Streets. We also created a map where we track Complete Street policies and guidelines that are being developed across the… Read more »

Friends and Families for Safe Streets Calls for Advocates

Posted on January 19, 2017

A new group in Toronto is ready to make change happen. Recently formed with the support of several organizations, including TCAT, Friends and Families for Safe Streets is made up of individuals who have all been affected by traffic collisions, either through a family member or friend, or by being a victim themselves.  The members… Read more »

Happy Birthday to TCAT! 10 Years in Review

Posted on December 15, 2016

December is always a good time to reflect. This year at TCAT, as we celebrate our 10-year anniversary, we decided to look back not only at the current year, but the past ten! TCAT’s Steering Committee produced a fantastic snapshot of what TCAT has been up to since we formed in 2006. The heart of… Read more »

Active Transportation Best Practice Beyond the Greenbelt – new study begins

Posted on December 15, 2016

TCAT is pleased to announce a new research study, in collaboration with Dr. Raktim Mitra at Ryerson University and Dr. Paul Hess at the University of Toronto, undertaken with funding from the Places to Grow Implementation Fund. The study will focus primarily on smaller, outer ring municipalities in the Greater Golden Horseshoe (GGH) region and… Read more »

Increasing Cycling in Halton Workshop

Posted on December 15, 2016

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… Read more »

TCAT Researcher Receives “Excellence in Placemaking” award

Posted on December 15, 2016

TCAT Researcher Neil Loewen was recently presented with the 2016 Excellence in Placemaking award at Ryerson University School of Urban and Regional Planning. Sponsored by the Downtown Yonge BIA, the award is presented to one Ryerson graduate student annually. Neil was chosen for his work on TCAT’s Complete Street Transformations in the Greater Golden Horseshoe… Read more »

TCAT’s Complete Street Transformations Book featured in Ontario Planning Journal

Posted on December 14, 2016

TCAT’s Complete Street Transformations book is featured in the September/October 2016 issue of the Ontario Planning Journal. Read the article here.