TCAT releases the results of its 2010 Municipal Candidate Election Surveys today. TCAT surveyed all Toronto candidates to provide voters the candidates’ views on active transportation issues and the concrete steps that can be taken to improve cycling and walking in Toronto. Surveys were sent in August 2010 to all of the mayoral, councillor and school trustee candidates – 475 candidates in total, with 137 respondents to date.
The survey for mayoral and councilor candidates contained nine questions gauging support for specific cycling, pedestrian and public transit projects in the city. School trustee candidates received a different survey, related to increasing opportunities for students to safely walk or bike to school. Of particular interest was support expressed for TCAT’s top three priorities for the next term of council:
“It was important that our questions reflected issues that both our coalition members and the city as a whole have told us are major concerns and priorities,” said Nancy Smith Lea, TCAT Director. “We asked about a Complete Streets Policy because they are hugely successful in the United States, Toronto transportation staff supports it, and it provides a holistic solution to providing safe streets for all users of Toronto’s streets,” continued Smith Lea.
Download the full press release here.
To read the candidates’ individual responses, visit TCAT’s web site.