2006 Election Surveys

Prior to the November 2006 Toronto municipal election, TCAT distributed 455 surveys to all Mayoral (38), Ward Councillor (274), and School Trustee (143) candidates to see where each of them stood on key initiatives that City Council needs to support in order to improve the cycling and pedestrian environment in Toronto. The survey provided a ward-by-ward breakdown of key active transportation projects and asked candidates if they would act as champions for the projects in their wards. TCAT posted all responses received without editorial comment and distributed the results broadly.

Vote 2006 - Mayoral Candidates

Where do the Mayoral Candidates stand on the issues?

BIXI Toronto Needs You!

Toronto. Great news BUT City Council imposed several important conditions that need to be fulfilled by Nov 30th in order for the program to move forward. One of these is that 1000 membership pledges are required by Nov 30th.

 

The Toronto BIXI team has prepared the attached Q&A. Please have a look and get ready to sign up for BIXI Toronto as soon as memberships become available!

Bike Boxes and More Pedestrian Scrambles ... Approved!

Last week, City Council approved the installation of “No Right Turn on Red” regulations at 5 downtown intersections. Prohibiting right turns on red at these intersections is required in order to install bike boxes and pedestrian scrambles, similar to those already in place at Yonge-Bloor and Yonge-Dundas.

Toronto Environmental Alliance Releases Mid-Campaign Mayoral Candidate Report Card

The Toronto Environmental Alliance (TEA) released their Mid-Campaign Mayoral Candidate Report Card last week. The organization ranked five of the mayoral candidates based on their commitment to the following six categories:

Registration for MEC’s BikeFest Now Open! – July 3

Mountain Equipment Co-op’s Bikefest is gearing up for its full day event this Saturday July 3 from 9:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. in Liberty Village, next to Lamport Stadium, on Fraser Avenue between King Street and Liberty Street.

MEC's Bikefest is a community celebration of bicycles and all things bicycle related. The goal is to connect the bicycle community with new cyclists. Activities will include:

Campaign to Get Rid of Bylaw Making Street Hockey Illegal

In the 1970s, Toronto enacted a bylaw that made playing street hockey in the street illegal. But, now city staff and councilors are considering getting rid of the bylaw, thanks to a campaign by Matthew Blacket, member of the Toronto Pedestrian Committee and publisher of Spacing Toronto.

“It’s wrong to have bylaws that outlaw ‘the active and healthy lifestyle that our government is actually trying to encourage,’" said Blackett.

One Step Closer to Getting Bike Boxes!

On June 22nd, Toronto and East York Community Council voted unanimously to a report authorizing right turn on red prohibitions at four intersections in order to install bike boxes. The report also included a fifth intersection (Bay-Bloor) where right turns on red will be prohibited when the pedestrian scramble is installed. Prohibiting right turns on reds is critical to improving both the safety of cyclists and pedestrians.

TCAT Presents Bloor Street Study at Toronto Cycling Advisory Committee

TCAT Director Nancy Smith Lea gave a presentation on Clean Air Partnership’s study “Bike Lanes, On-Street Parking and Business, Year 2 Report: A Study of Bloor Street in Toronto's Bloor West Village" to the Toronto Cycling Advisory Committee on June 7, 2010.

reliminary results of multi-year study show streetcar tracks involved in 1/3 of cycling accidents in Toronto,

The University of British Columbia’s cycling research program, Cycling in Cities, released its preliminary findings of their Bicyclists' Injuries and the Cycling Environment study. TCAT first announced this study in 2007 when we were brought on as a consultant for Toronto.