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HC Link Blog: Walk and Roll: Making Active Transportation Work in Small, Rural Communities

Posted on February 22, 2017

“[Haliburton’s Communities in Action Committee] recently did a temporary pop-up traffic calming demonstration, and are wrapping up a partnership project with Active Neighbourhoods Canada that looked at how a local road could be a more complete street.” Read full article here.

Metro: Toronto’s new ‘pedestrian toolkit’ aims for safer streets

Posted on February 21, 2017

“The Toronto Centre for Active Transportation has released a toolkit empowering people to make streets in their neighbourhoods safer. Focused specifically on improving safety near schools, the guide advises people how to identify problem areas, who to contact about them and how to make change. It comes complete with email templates for inviting local councillors… Read more »

Torontoist: This Project Combined Bikes and Photography to Encourage New Residents to Explore Toronto

Posted on February 1, 2017

“Musician Beck made an impact with two turntables and a microphone, but here in Toronto a small group of bike lovers have helped make an impact in the lives of new Canadians using two wheels and a camera phone. About 40 people gathered at city hall on Monday to look at photos taken by people… Read more »

Dandyhorse: Bikes and Belonging: Newcomers Discover Toronto with two wheels and camera phone

Posted on February 1, 2017

“On January 30, 2017, at City Hall, about 40 people gathered around to look at photos taken by people who are new to Canada and new to biking in Toronto. The exhibit, titled Bikes and Belonging  is on display in the rotunda until February 3. The exhibit featured photos from people who are new to… Read more »

Chatelaine: Winter cycling is totally doable — and fun. (We swear!) Here’s how

Posted on January 23, 2017

Chatelaine’s Dafna Izenberg interviewed TCAT Director Nancy Smith Lea about tips for cycling through the winter.  Check out the article here.

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 »

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