'MOVE': A Sustainable Transportation Charette

Canadian Active Transportation Guide

Last week, Nancy Smith Lea had the privilege of attending the excellent Walk21 conference in Vancouver and presented TCAT's Active Transportation Benchmarking in Canada study. This trip was generously funded by the Toronto Community Foundation.

A Transportation Tale of Three Cities

An article written by TCAT Director Nancy Smith Lea is included in the current issue of Harvey Kalles Collections Magazine.

Paul Hess Receives TCAT Award

Last night at the City of Toronto's Bicycle Friendly Business awards, Nancy Smith Lea was pleased to present TCAT's third annual Active Transportation Champion award to Professor Paul Hess.

New TCAT Resource: Bikeway Options Backgrounder

TCAT is pleased to release a backgrounder on five different bikeway options currently in use or under consideration by the City of Toronto. Under the direction of the TCAT Director and Steering Committee, this backgrounder was developed by Jessica Stronghill, TCAT's newest volunteer.

Bicycle Commuting is All the Rage

With New York City announcing a bikeshare program in 2012 and doctors in both New York and Ontario issuing statements about the many health benefits of active transportation, cycling to work is on the rise.

TCAT Creates Complete Streets Walk

A self-guided walk developed by TCAT's Neluka Leanage and Nancy Smith Lea has recently been selected to be included in the City of Toronto Self-Guided Walking Tour Database. A self-guided walking tour is a walking tour without a guide, a fee, or a set date or time. It is an opportunity for an individual or group of friends to explore the city at their own pace while learning about their surroundings.

Balancing Traffic Congestion and Safety

On September 7, 2011 Toronto's Public Works and Infrastructure Committee (PWIC) adopted, with amendments, two items relating to cyclist and pedestrian safety.

Cycling is Cost-Saving for Cities

Many cities around the world have profited from a simple discovery: increasing bikes on the road leads to lower costs for the city.

TCAT Releases Complete Streets Forum 2011 Summary Report

On April 28, 2011, TCAT organized its fourth annual active transportation policy conference, called the Complete Streets Forum, at the University of Toronto Hart House.