We are pleased to share with you the final draft of TCAT's new platform titled "Action 2014: Complete Streets and Active Transportation". Once finalized, the new platform will be uploaded to the TCAT website in an easy-to-read on-line format. For now, if you would like to review the final draft you can download it in PDF format here. Please provide any final feedback to TCAT by Wednesday Jan 20th.
In preparation for the upcoming municipal election, TCAT has been working through a process to review its 2006 platform and make updates for 2010. Following the background research, key interviews and meetings, on-line survey and public meeting on November 16, we are getting close to releasing a draft platform for our supporters to review and comment on before we finalize it and make it public. This final document will outline the coalition's priorities for the next term of Council to truly embrace and support biking and walking.
Four wonderful and talented volunteers stepped down from the TCAT steering committee this year: Laurel Atkinson, Gord Brown, Jennifer Niece, and Luke Rodgers. They each contributed so much to TCAT and are sorely missed already. Thanks so much to each of them for their time and energy in guiding TCAT and to their commitment to active transportation. A special recognition and heartfelt thanks goes out to Jen Niece for her dedication serving as the chair of TCAT's steering committee for nearly 3 years.
Did you know that you can support TCAT by making a donation to Clean Air Partnership and receive a charitable tax receipt? You would be helping TCAT to continue its important work and reduce your income taxes at the same time!
TCAT recently received a generous donation from an individual supporter. The donation was accompanied by these special instructions: "No strings attached except to use it to raise more money for TCAT." With that, we hope you will consider making a year-end gift to TCAT today to support our work.
The 2010 Toronto municipal election campaigns will be upon us very soon, and in preparation for this TCAT is reviewing its 2006 platform and making updates for 2010. These updates will reflect the progress made on walking and bicycling over the past 3 years, as well as emerging active transportation ideas and priorities as a new term of city council takes office.