March 15, 2011
Recent TCAT activities and news items:
- The 2011 Complete Streets Forum - two weeks into early bird registration!
- TCAT and Cities Centre Interdisciplinary Workshop: March 25
- NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide
- Toronto Streets in Need of a Little TLC
1. The 2011 Complete Streets Forum - two weeks into early registration!
The Complete Streets Forum, taking place on April 28 - 29, 2011 at the University of Toronto's Hart House, is shaping up to become an event not to be missed! With only two weeks into early registration, we have already reached 25% capacity.
The Forum will feature many prominent speakers, provide networking opportunities, and follow-up with engaging workshops. Please check back often on our website for exciting updates on our speakers and sponsors as more are confirmed, closer to the date.
There are still some ING Direct Student Scholarships available at a reduced rate of $50. For more details, contact email@example.com.
Early bird registration ends on April 1, 2011 so sign up today, because the early bird gets the worm!
2. TCAT and Cities Centre Interdisciplinary Workshop: March 25
The University of Toronto Cities Centre, in partnership with TCAT, is hosting its first Cities, Mixes and Fixes Interdisciplinary Workshop. Nancy Smith Lea, TCAT Director, and Steering Committee members Neluka Leanage and Michelle St-Amour will discuss three key aspects of Complete Streets: road design, land-use planning and community organization. Friday March 25th, 4:00-6:00pm, 230 College Street, Rm 066. More info here.
3. NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide
The U.S. National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) has recently released the Urban Bikeway Design Guide, an intiative undertaken by one of the 2011 Complete Streets Forum's keynote speakers - Mia Birk and Portland's City Traffic Engineer, Rob Burchfield. It comes timely as a much needed reference guide for traffic engineers and transporatation authorities on the new developments in bikeway treatments happening in Europe and some parts of the United States.
For many, this is a huge step forward towards creating better on-street bicycle facilities. With 3-D images of designs, case studies, and photos of real projects, the guide is user-friendly. To learn more, click here or visit NACTO's website.
4. Toronto Streets in Need of a Little TLC
A top ten list of "the ugliest streets in Toronto" is being compiled on BlogTO. The streets in need of a little Tender Loving Care include Shaft Road, Rimrock Road, and LakeShore Boulevard. As of today, Dufferin Street North is leading in the polls. Cast your vote for the Toronto street most in need of a facelift. And a reminder to call 311 to report damaged roads or sidewalks in need of repair.