Nancy Smith Lea
Nancy Smith Lea is the director of the Toronto Centre for Active Transportation (TCAT). Nancy has decades of experience in research and project management and has been actively involved in working toward improving conditions for active transportation in Toronto since 1993. She has published several articles on barriers and incentives to cycling and has been invited to speak on a regular basis at conferences and other public forums about her active transportation work. In 2010, Nancy was awarded the Toronto Community Foundation’s prestigious Vital People grant for “Putting Active Transportation on the map”
Ryan Anders Whitney
Ryan Anders Whitney is TCAT's Complete Streets Project Manager and CLASP Facilitator. He has extensive experience working on projects related to active transportation and urban sustainability planning in various cities across North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. Ryan received his MSc from Concordia University and has written for Cycling Mobility, Mobility Magazine, and This Day. He is a strong believer that the quality of our urban spaces, including the provision of a comprehensive set of transportation options, can transform the quality of life for all.
Jeana Klassen is a Complete Street research intern at TCAT. She has been involved in Complete Street policy and guideline development, bicycle-motor vehicle collision research, light rail transit snow clearance research, and other active transportation projects in North America and Europe. Having obtained a civil engineering degree at the University of Alberta and currently pursuing a city planning graduate degree at the University of Manitoba, Jeana is interested in interdisciplinary street designs and design practices that enable active transportation and community-scaled lifestyles and interactions. The activation of winter Complete Streets is of particular interest to Jeana. When Jeana is asked where she is from, the best answers she can give are “the prairies” and “Saskamondapego!”
Ted Horton is a student of the School of Urban Planning at McGill University pursuing a Master's of Urban Planning. He is working as an intern with TCAT, assisting with a range of projects related to active transportation, municipal policy, and urban planning. Ted received his Bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of Ottawa, where he worked on improving access to public transportation for students, including the creation of Ottawa's first U-Pass program. He is an avid cyclist and advocate of integrating multi-modal transportation systems with sustainable land-use patterns.