On February 10th, TCAT was pleased to join other environmental leaders in a press conference organized by the Toronto Environmental Alliance (TEA) to release their municipal election priorities for 2010. One of TEA's six key action items is a Complete Streets policy for Toronto. Read TEA's press release here.
#voteTOin416 is an innovative event featuring fourteen speakers who have been selected to pitch their alternative visions of a better City of Toronto in four minutes and 16 seconds or less. Nancy Smith Lea, TCAT's Program Director, will talk about the need for a complete streets policy that ensures that streets are designed for the safety and comfort of all road users.
Date: Thursday, February 11
Time: Doors: 6:00 p.m., Presentations and performances: 6:30pm-8:30pm
Don't forget to save the date for TCAT's upcoming Complete Streets Forum taking place on April 22-23, 2010. Building on the success of TCAT's Bike Summit 2008 and 2009, the Complete Streets Forum will expand the mandate and scope of TCAT's annual active transportation policy conference. Registration opening soon!
Thanks so much to all of TCAT's supporters who took the time to review and provide excellent feedback on the final draft of TCAT's new platform titled "Action 2014: Complete Streets and Active Transportation". Once we have worked through all of the feedback, the new platform will be uploaded to the TCAT website in an easy-to-read on-line format.
Last week the Toronto Bike Awards ceremony was once again co-hosted by the Toronto Cyclists Union and the City of Toronto. TCAT was pleased to hand out its second annual Active Transportation Champion award for an individual or organization that has worked to raise the profile of cycling or walking and its relationship to a high quality of urban life.