Researchers at the Martin Prosperity Institute found that “creative class” jobs are close to subway lines. In contrast to this, service sector jobs are far from any subway line. See the map on the Torontist website.
This month, Vélo Québec released Planning and Design for Pedestrians and Cyclists. This 150+ page technical guide is intended for planning professionals as well as active transportation advocates. According to Vélo Québec:
“The information in Planning and Design for Pedestrians and Cyclists is drawn from Vélo Québec's expertise in the field of active transportation and from the contributions of experts in matters of local planning, design and mobility.”
In a recent Pembina Institute Foundationreport of transportation case studies in 6 Canadian cities found that 43% of Toronto commuters occasionally choose to walk, cycle or take transit, second only to the City of Montreal (46%). The number of Torontonians regularly commuting by walking and cycling increased from 2% in 2001 to 9% in 2006. However, Toronto has the fewest bike lanes and bike paths per capita (on-street 250 km, off-street 168km) of all comparison cities.
Interested in finding out more about best policy and implementation practices to create complete streets? Barbara McCann, Executive Director of the Complete Streets Coalition has recently published a book on the topic available here.