Nancy Smith Lea is the Director of TCAT. She has decades of project management experience and specialized knowledge in applied research and policy analysis specific to Complete Streets, safe and inclusive streets for walking and cycling. Nancy has published several articles and led numerous research projects aimed at improving understanding and conditions for active transportation. In 2011, Nancy was awarded a Toronto Foundation’s Vital People grant for “Putting Active Transportation on the map”. In 2016 she was featured in Spacing magazine as a “Safer Streets Crusader” and one of 12 extraordinary women city builders. In 2018 she was the recipient of the Gihon Jordan Scholarship Fund award from the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP) to present at the Walk Bike Places conference in New Orleans. Also in 2018, she was featured in LocalLove.ca as one of eight top women change makers in Toronto working hard to make the city a better place.