Congratulations to our Scarborough Cycles team for winning a Clean50 award last month, celebrating the impact the program has had in building bike culture beyond the downtown.
The Clean50 Awards are presented by the Delta Management Group to recognize projects that have made a sustainability impact across Canada. According to CEO Gavin Pitchford, ”Delta’s criteria in determining project awards is to carefully consider a combination of measurable impact, demonstrated innovation, and the project’s ability to inspire others to imitate it – and Community Bicycle Hubs completed by TCAT at Clean Air Partnership and Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services is a terrific example”.
On October 3, 2019, TCAT’s Nancy Smith Lea was amongst the 120 past and incoming Clean50 honourees attending the “Clean50 Summit 9.0”, to receive the award and spend a day amongst peers and colleagues tackling critical sustainability challenges facing Canada. We were honoured to be recognized alongside so many meaningful and impactful projects from across the country.
A big thank you to TCAT volunteer Emile Lavergne, who crunched the numbers for our Scarborough Cycles project to estimate the carbon emission impacts of the increased bike trips reported by participants. Scarborough Cycles is one of three projects that TCAT has undertaken since 2015 to incubate cycling in suburban neighbourhoods.
Clean50 Award Recipients at the “Clean50 Summit 9.0”
To learn more about the Clean50 award, please visit the project description on the Clean50 website.