On Monday, October 4, the Toronto Environmental Alliance (TEA) released the results from their environmental survey of Toronto’s candidates for City Council. In their press release, TEA stated that the results “suggest the next City Council will be green.”
TCAT releases the results of its 2010 Municipal Candidate Election Surveys today. TCAT surveyed all Toronto candidates to provide voters the candidates' views on active transportation issues and the concrete steps that can be taken to improve cycling and walking in Toronto. Surveys were sent in August 2010 to all of the mayoral, councillor and school trustee candidates – 475 candidates in total, with 137 respondents to date.
The City of Toronto has developed a new set of sharrow ads as part of their education efforts on these new road pavement markings intended to indicate where cyclists should ride in a travel lane. More information on sharrows can be found here.
TCAT worked with the City of Toronto to evaluate these sharrows over the summer. The results of that evaluation are scheduled to be released this fall.
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.
TCAT is currently undergoing a survey of all City of Toronto mayoral, councillor and school trustee candidates.
TCAT previously surveyed all City of Toronto municipal candidates in the lead up to the 2006 Municipal Elections. TCAT created an Active Transportation Platform that identified actions for the next City Council to take to support active transportation.
Last TCAT News, we reported that City Council placed a number of conditions on BIXI, the public bike share program that is coming to Toronto. One of these is that 1000 membership pledges are required by Nov 30th.
Be one of the first to SUBSCRIBE this Wednesday at the BIXI Bash.
The BIXI Bash held at the Gladstone Hotel on July 28th 2010 at 7 pm will provide you an opportunity to be one of the first to subscribe to BIXI Toronto and help make public bikes a reality in our City!
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.