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.
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.
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.
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.
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.