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TCAT Turns Five and Gets a New Name

We are pleased to announce that TCAT has changed its name to TCAT! That's right, the Toronto Coalition for Active Transportation is now the Toronto Centre for Active Transportation. Read on to find out more about the reasons behind this change. Download the full press release here.

TCAT in the News

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.

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.

Thinking "Narrow" for Street Design

The Institute of Transportation of Engineers (ITE) and the Congress for New Urbanism (CNU) have together produced a design manual for engineers, city planners, public works departments, and other community members.

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.

Toronto Commuting Times the Longest of any Canadian City

On August 24th, Statistics Canada released a new report titled Commuting to Work: Results of the 2010 General Social Survey. The report determined that Toronto is the most gridlocked and congested city in Canada. Overall average commuting time was 31 minutes in Montreal, 30 minutes in Vancouver, and Toronto came last at 33 minutes. 

Wrapping Up the 2011 Complete Streets Forum

TCAT is thrilled to announce that the 2011 Complete Streets Forum, our fourth annual active transportation policy conference, was a resounding success. Despite an uncertain political climate and a very rainy start to the day, over 200 engaged delegates from communities around and outside the Toronto region came together to learn, share, and connect with leading active transportation experts. It was a diverse crowd, with about half representing the public sector, and approximately 20% each from the private and non-profit realms.

Big Buzz about BIXI in Toronto

TCAT Responds to Star Article

TCAT's recently released reports on the state of active transportation in Toronto have received some media attention. Tess Kalinowski's Toronto Star article prompted CAP researcher Kevin Behan to send a letter of correction to the newspaper's article. 

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