On April 20th, Toronto's Executive Committee voted in support of the recommendation to eliminate the City’s 21 advisory committees, including the Toronto Cycling Advisory Committee and the Toronto Pedestrian Committee.
As reported in a recent TCAT News, CIMA+, a Canadian consulting engineering firm, was retained by the Regional Public Works Commissioners of Ontario (RPWCO) to review the Ontario Highway Traffic Act (HTA) and determine what amendments may be appropriate to support and promote active transportation in Ontario.
In May 2010, the City of Toronto installed a new application of shared lane pavement markings referred to as "rush hour" sharrows on College Street. In the summer of 2010 the City of Toronto, in partnership with TCAT, conducted an evaluation of the impact of sharrows on cyclist and motorist behaviour. TCAT participated in the study design and data analysis, and provided support in soliciting survey staff and participants.
The Regional Public Works Commissioners of Ontario (RPWCO) is currently reviewing the Ontario Highway Traffic Act (HTA) to determine what amendments may be appropriate to support and promote active transportation in Ontario.
Each year the City of Toronto produces free bike maps. These maps are a great resource for cyclists planning their route to work, school, shopping, or simply to explore.
The development of next year's bike map has begun, and the City's Cycling Infrastructure and Programs Unit is requesting input from the general public about which features are the most useful. A brief survey is now onlinehere.
The City of Toronto has installed a new intersection treatment at Harbord and St. George Street, and they want feedback.
If you are a driver or a cyclist who travels through this intersection, please consider participating in a short online survey. The information you provide will be used to evaluate the new intersection treatment. The survey is anonymous, and you will not be asked for any private information.
Click here to complete the survey. You can also enter a draw to win great prizes!
The Provincial Policy Statement (PPS) directs the planning and development of communities across Ontario. Currently the PPS is weak in its mention of walking and cycling, which affects how these modes are treated.