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.
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.
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.
On March 15, 2010, the Clean Air Partnership (CAP) released a research report Bike Lanes, On-Street Parking and Business Year 2 Report: A Study of Bloor Street in Toronto's Bloor West Village. This study was conducted as a follow up to similar research conducted in the summer of 2008 in the Bloor Annex neighbourhood in Toronto.
The Transportation Association of Canada is in the process of surveying municipalities across Canada on their active transportation initiatives to discover who is getting things done and what has been effective. While the work is still underway, TCAT collaborated with IBI Group to pull together some preliminary findings to kick off discussion at the Bike Summit 2009. The next stage of the research will explore how these municipalities have succeeded.
Research report published by the Clean Air Partnership in February 2009 shows that removing on-street parking to install a bicycle lane or widened sidewalk would likely increase not decrease commercial activity.