Active transportation — especially walking and cycling — is the most efficient, equitable, sustainable, and accessible form of mobility, yet existing infrastructure actively discourages it in Scarborough, and the city has made little progress in improving this situation.
This report provides recommendations to help the City of Toronto jump-start its policies for active transportation in Scarborough and achieve its policy goals for sustainability, inclusion, and safer, more vibrant streets. Although Scarborough is currently highly automobile dependent for mobility, Scarborough’s urban form, density, and land-use patterns present excellent opportunities to create a safer, more vibrant city in which walking and cycling represent a much higher share of all trips.
This report is the product of a faculty-student collaboration in City Studies, sponsored by the Suburban Mobilities Research Cluster at the University of Toronto. TCAT acted as a project advisor on the report, providing mentorship, guidance on study methodology and input on the final recommendations.