Highlights from a TCAT report released in 2010 comparing the performance of active transportation in Toronto against other cities in Canada, the United States and Europe using key indicators as benchmarks. This paper was presented at the Walk 21 Conference in Vancouver, BC on October 4, 2011 and published in their proceedings.
TCAT commissioned a study by Ryerson's Graduate Planning Studio to analyze the potential for enhanced active transportation infrastructure in Black Creek. The report makes a case for improved infrastructure in the Black Creek neighbourhood specifically, and proposes principles and interventions for active transportation infrastructure in other inner suburban areas of Toronto. The final report is available online.
On May 27, 2013, at the sixth annual Complete Streets Forum, TCAT released its latest backgrounder, Why Should We Invest in Active Transportation? With funding from the Toronto Atmospheric Fund, this backgrounder coincided with the May 27th announcement by Metrolinx for how to fund The Big Move regional transportation plan.
On Oct 11, 2012, TCAT released its latest backgrounder, The Economic Impacts of Active Transportation. This backgrounder discusses some of the economic impacts related to walking and cycling within an urban environment, in terms of impacts on businesses and real estate, personal and public finances, and indirect impacts such as health and productivity.
On September 20, 2013 TCAT made a submission to the Toronto Public Works and Infrastructure Committee in response to a proposal to receive the earlier recommendation to extend the Bay Street bicycle lanes which was heard by the committee on June 18th. The current proposal is to install sharrows instead of bike lanes so as to avoid removing left hand turns from Bay onto Bloor. This item was considered on June 18, 2013 and referred back to staff for further community consultation.
On September 20, 2013 TCAT made a second submission to the Toronto Public Works and Infrastructure Committee in response to a proposal to resume the Environmental Assessment study for the installation of bike lanes on Bloor Street West. The letter includes a list of nine reasons to support the motion. This issue was deferred from June 19th. Read our full submission here.