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Weather Active App Seeks Testers

The Clean Air Partnership is helping Toronto Public health test out their soon to be released Weather Active mobile app and is seeking 6 – 8 testers who use either an iPhone 4 or higher or an android phone to join us for a small gathering where we will get the group to download the […]

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It’s Your Move: Pam Damoff

The Toronto Centre for Active Transportation (TCAT) has just released their 9th video for their It’s Your Move campaign. The It’s Your Move campaign is a campaign launched by TCAT to promote the importance of using the 25% of funding set aside by Metrolinx for local transportation initiatives and to use a dedicated portion of […]

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Innovation that’s Inspiring people to cycling

Urban infrastructure in the United States within the last 5 years has been experiencing a more pedestrian friendly metamorphosis. Taking a page from the Netherlands, protected bike lanes have been cropping up all over the States. This urban transformation has created a more appealing place for people. David Vega-Barachowitz of the National Association of City […]

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TCAT’s Move

With the upcoming Toronto elections (October 27, 2014), one of the main issues being raised by all candidates is Public Transit. One of the main missions of the Toronto Centre for Active Transportation (TCAT) has always been the unified promotion of a “better cycling and pedestrian environment in Toronto.” And now with the coming elections, […]

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Moving Our Cities: TCAT and Cycling

Toronto Centre for Active Transportation (TCAT) recently released a video that explores the “history of, differences in, and future of on-street cycling infrastructure in the downtown cores of Toronto and Montreal”. The goal of the video is to inspire cities to create more dedicated space for cyclists and inform viewers on differences in the cycling planning […]

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Have You Pledged Your Support Yet?

If you had an extra 32 minutes a day, how would you spend it? That’s the question being asked by the Your32 Campaign. Even though our population numbers in the GTHA has increased dramatically, increases in our transportation options haven’t . Led by the Greater Toronto Civic Action Alliance, the Your 32 Campaign hopes to […]

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My Sustainable Day-Cation in Halton Hills Day 1: Trekking Through Trails!

Located North of Oakville, bisected by the Niagara Escarpment and nestled within Ontario’s Greenbelt, The Town of Halton Hills is a municipality defined as much by its beautiful natural landscapes as by its friendly townsfolk, so I was very excited to get out there and explore all it had to offer.  It was late Summer […]

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My Four-Municipality Ride – A bike tour from Mississauga to Hamilton

It was late in the afternoon on Sunday this past weekend, as I was in the final stages of planning my Sustainable Day-Cation to Mississauga (be sure to watch for the posts in the coming weeks!), when I was struck by a whim.  To celebrate Pollution Probe‘s Clean Air Commute Week, I decided to cycle […]

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My Sustainable Day-Cation in Oakville Part 5: The Transportation Cocktail

In 2011 at TCAT‘s Complete Streets Forum in Toronto, the closing keynote speaker, Michel Labrecque, delivered a talk that really resonated with me.  He spoke of the importance of appropriate transportation, of choosing the mode that best suited the purpose of the trip, and he called this Le Cocktail Transport, the Transportation Cocktail.  He spoke […]

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Jane’s Walk on Two Wheels – The Burlington Bike Ride Experience

For those that don’t know, the first weekend in May every year is set aside as a tribute to prominent urbanist Jane Jacobs.  All around the world, people pay tribute to Jacobs in a fashion befitting her legacy; by experiencing the communities in which they live on a human scale.  Jane’s Walks are organized all […]

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