Downloads: Reports

TCAT Report

Identifying and Overcoming Barriers to the Implementation of Active Transportation Policies

This research paper investigates the implementation of Ontario’s provincial and municipal policies that seek to build communities that encourage walking and cycling. Although policies have recently come a long way in recognizing and promoting active transportation, aligning policy is different than aligning practice, and current policies are not necessarily translating into successful on-the-ground implementation.

Community Engagement & Active Transportation: Two Demonstration Projects in Toronto

A new TCAT report titled "Community Engagement & Active Transportation: Two Demonstration Projects in Toronto" describes a year-long project, part of the Healthy Canada by Design CLASP initiative, to identify interventions to improve walking and cycling in Toronto.

Complete Streets Forum 2012 Summary Report

The Complete Streets Forum 2012, organized by the Toronto Centre for Active Transportation (TCAT), took place on April 23, 2012 at Evergreen Brick Works. An on-line PDF version of the Summary Report is available to download here. Printed copies will also be available for pick-up or mailing. If you'd like some copies to distribute, please email TCAT.

Complete Streets Gap Analysis: Opportunities and Barriers in Ontario

With funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, TCAT produced a research report titled Complete Streets Gap Analysis: Opportunities and Barriers in Ontario (revised August 2013), that provides an analysis of the potential for Complete Streets in 17 of Ontario’s largest municipalities.

Benchmarking Active Transportation in Canadian Cities: Report Highlights

Highlights from a TCAT report released in 2010 comparing the performance of active transportation in Toronto against other cities in Canada, the United States and Europe using key indicators as benchmarks. This paper was presented at the Walk 21 Conference in Vancouver, BC on October 4, 2011 and published in their proceedings.

Converting On-Street Parking to Active Transportation in Toronto: Two Studies of Merchant and Patron Preferences

Summary of the main findings of two research studies (Bike Lanes, On-Street Parking and Business. A Study of Bloor Street in Toronto's Annex Neighbourhood and Bike Lanes, On-Street Parking and Business Year 2 Report: A Study of Bloor Street in Toronto's Bloor West Village) conducted to determine the public acceptability and potential economic impact of reallocating road space from on-street parking to bike lanes or widened sidewalks.

Contextualizing the Community Walkability Audit Tool

This research, commissioned by the City of Toronto, teases out issues relevant to community-based walkability audit tools - tools administered by community members, without the need for formal training. The paper was presented at the Walk 21 Conference in the Hague, Holland on November 18, 2010 and published in their proceedings.

Building Better Cycling Arteries in Cities. Lessons for Toronto.

This report examined how to accommodate cyclists on arterial roads. Case studies from Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, Portland, New York City and Berlin demonstrated how policies and practices improve cycling arteries.

Benchmarking Active Transportation in Canadian Cities

This report compared the performance of active transportation in Toronto against other cities in Canada, the United States and Europe using key indicators as benchmarks.

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