Complete Streets - Building Momentum
Enthusiasm and participation in TCAT and the Toronto Cyclists Union Complete Streets campaign continues to grow! The most recent version of The Strand published a great article about us last week that you can check out here.
Our goal -- that routine accommodation of walking and bicycling in street design be a requirement, not an option is shared by the province’s independent environmental watchdog. Gord Miller, Ontario's environmental commissioner, recently released a report criticizing Toronto over its lack of bike lanes on Bloor Street. In this report Miller is quoted as saying: "There should be a mandatory requirement," said Miller "[that] in future in these kinds of projects that cycling and pedestrians — as legitimate forms of transportation — be included in the consideration and the alternatives in discussion and design."
We are working to build a diverse coalition to push for a Complete Streets Policy. If you would like to help out with this initiative, please send an email to be added to our contact list.