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.
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!
Mountain Equipment Co-op’sBikefest 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:
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.
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.