Submitted by nsmithlea on Thu, 11/14/2013 - 9:53am
The City of Toronto is continuing work toward the installation of cycle tracks on Richmond and Adelaide Streets. So far, the city has already hosted public and stakeholder consultation meetings, and is now presenting a recommendation for uni-directional tracks on the right sides of both Richmond and Adelaide. Public drop-in events are scheduled November 18 and 19th at Metro Hall; residents are encouraged to attend to view information material, ask questions of the project team, and provide feedback.
Submitted by nsmithlea on Thu, 11/14/2013 - 9:49am
The 2nd International Winter Cycling Congress will be held February 12 & 13, 2014, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The Congress will provide a venue for delegates from around the world to share their expertise related to Winter Cycling.
Submitted by nsmithlea on Tue, 11/05/2013 - 3:49pm
In partnership with Toronto Public Health and Cycle Toronto, as part of the Healthy Canada by Design CLASP initiative, TCAT is hosting a workshop "Walk Cycle Move: the Annex" on Wednesday, November 27 from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. at Trinity St. Paul's, 427 Bloor Street West, in the Chapel Room.
The workshop will examine public opinion on the following proposed projects that could improve walking and cycling safety in the Annex:
Submitted by nsmithlea on Tue, 11/05/2013 - 3:08pm
Ryan Whitney, in partnership with Toronto Public Health, as part of his work on the Healthy Canada by Design CLASP initiative, is organizing two sessions about active transportation to and from the Black Creek Community Farm: the first on Tuesday, Nov 12 from 6-8 p.m. at Driftwood Community Centre, 4401 Jane Street and the second on Monday, Nov 18 from 6:30-8:30 pm at Oakdale Community Centre, 350 Grandravine Dr.
Submitted by nsmithlea on Wed, 10/16/2013 - 4:48pm
The Institute of Transportation Engineers recently released a Request for Proposals for the 7th edition of their Traffic Engineering Handbook; a source of information and techniques for traffic engineering. This edition seeks to include resources that help professionals incorporate the needs of all road users, "including, but not limited to, pedestrians, bicyclists, freight, automobiles, public transit, and travelers of all ages and abilities".
Submitted by nsmithlea on Wed, 10/16/2013 - 4:47pm
Barbara McCann, the founding Executive Director of the National Complete Streets Coalition, has recently published a timely and important book, Completing Our Streets: The Transition to Safe and Inclusive Transportation Networks.
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.
Submitted by nsmithlea on Thu, 09/12/2013 - 11:01am
The City of Toronto has been working towards a bicycle parking study. Throughout 2013, Transportation Services will increase bicycle parking on Queen Street West between Bathurst St. and Dufferin St. by approximately 30%. The new parking will include types of parking infrastructure that are new to Toronto, such as multi-bike racks and on-street corrals. The various types will be tested and evaluated, and lessons from this study will be used while planning future projects elsewhere in the city.
Submitted by nsmithlea on Mon, 09/09/2013 - 10:36am
The Toronto Centre for Active Transportation (TCAT), a project of the registered charity Clean Air Partnership (CAP), is seeking an Active Neighbourhoods Project Manager to lead the development and implementation of a multi-year active transportation community urban planning process in four communities across Ontario.
Submitted by nsmithlea on Thu, 08/08/2013 - 10:02am
TCAT is pleased to release a summary report of our sixth annual Complete Streets Forum 2013 that took place on May 27, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency in Toronto. The Forum brought together delegates from diverse sectors to share research, best practices, tools and creative solutions to accelerate the adoption of Complete Streets.
Submitted by nsmithlea on Thu, 08/08/2013 - 10:00am
TCAT and Dr. Paul Hess at the University of Toronto are currently working together on a research project that seeks to understand implementation barriers to building communities that encourage walking and cycling in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) in accordance with provincial and local policy. Initial research suggests that implementation has yet to catch up with higher-level policies and plans.
Submitted by nsmithlea on Thu, 08/08/2013 - 9:58am
TCAT's online presence is an important part of our mission to advance knowledge and evidence to build support for safe and inclusive streets for walking and cycling. We're about to revamp our website, and want your feedback.
Submitted by nsmithlea on Thu, 08/08/2013 - 9:58am
Several recent Complete Streets initiatives have taken place in Hamilton, Ontario. In June, for example, the Social Planning and Research Council of Hamilton held a discussion about the draft Complete Streets Policy for the city, to be considered by City Council in September.
Submitted by nsmithlea on Thu, 08/08/2013 - 9:57am
Throughout the month of August, the Alliance for Walking and Cycling invites you to enter the “Biking and Walking Summer Celebration” photo contest. The contest seeks photos that capture the spirit of walking and cycling in summer. For details, submission instructions, and contest rules, visit the Alliance for Walking and Cycling website.