Walk and Bike for Life is a TCAT Supporter.
They are just getting started on a unique project to assist communities
across Ontario in developing more active transportation options.
Walk & Bike for Life is a non-profit
organization based in Port Credit, Ontario, with a mission to promote
walking and cycling as a recreational activity and as a healthier, more
sustainable mode of transportation.
Last week, Transportation Alternatives'
Deputy Director Noah Budnick visited Canada, stopping in Montreal,
Ottawa and Toronto. While in Toronto, TCAT setup meetings for Noah with
the City of Toronto and Metrolinx, a bike tour of Toronto, and Noah
also gave a public presentation on Thursday evening at the Centre for
Social Innovation. It was an opportunity for Toronto area
transportation practitioners and advocates (over 70 in attendance) to
learn about exciting new projects in New York City, and more
A notice sent through the City's Cyclometer newsletter:
"Waterfront Toronto and Toronto and Region Conservation
invite you to join us in celebrating the Mimico Waterfront Park - Phase
1! Activities include official opening ceremonies, a fish check-up and
Cyclists are invited to join in the celebrations and check out
a new cycling trail in the park that makes an important link in the
Toronto Bikeway Network and the Waterfront Trail."
Professor John Pucher at Rutgers University is the foremost North
American writer on comparative government cycling policy. He has
various publications on the subject, and travels regularly to present
While it's clear that there's still lots of room for improvement in
Toronto's cycling environment, it's also important to celebrate newly
installed bike lanes. Come join the City in celebrating the completion
of one of Toronto's newest bike lanes: Royal York Road (from Delroy Drive to Mimico Creek).
Date: Tuesday, July 15th
Time: 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: East side of Royal York Road, at Castlebar Road.
Yesterday at Etobicoke York Community Council,
the culmination of more than a year's worth of community organizing was
put to the test. Community Council had before it a report from staff
recommending a slightly modified configuration to this extremely
dangerous and unpleasant interchange in South Etobicoke. Members of the
As mentioned in last week's TCAT News e-Bulletin, there is an important Community Council meeting coming up next Monday. The Toronto Urban Renewal Network (TURN) is working hard to get as many pedestrians and cyclists - especially those living in Ward 13 - out to speak in favour of a redesign for this dangerous intersection to more safely accommodate active transportation.