Tag Archives: Active Transportation

Rapid Transit Redux

Earlier this week, we looked at the Pembina Institute’s report “Fast Cities” on how the largest cities in Canada are improving their transportation ventures to include different forms of active transportation like rapid transit. But what exactly is rapid transit? In our last post, we just examined a short summary of the “Fast Cities” report […]

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Pembina Institute: Fast Cities

A new study from the Pembina Institute shows that investing in public transit is essential for any city to reduce the gridlock their streets face and for commuters who have no access to cars to conveniently travel around their city. But as the report shows, not all transit systems are built equal. The report examines […]

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Experiencing the City in New Ways

This past Sunday (August 17th), important transportation arteries were closed to allow for pedestrians to roam major streets downtown without the hinderance of vehicles. The focus of the road closures were to allow residents of the city a chance to socially interact with their urban environments in ways that they normally wouldn’t. Further, the idea, […]

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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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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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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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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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The Complete Streets Movement Gains Ground in Ontario

For the past 75 years, North American cities have undergone a radical transformation.  Most of the shift that has been seen has come about as a result of one invention: the automobile.  As cars have become ubiquitous in North American Culture, they have brought with them increased mobility, a sense of freedom and, my personal […]

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My Sustainable Day-Cation in Burlington Part 1: Cycling!

After the great time I had in Pickering for my first Sustainable Day-Cation, I was really excited to figure out where I would be going to next.  But I wasn’t sure where I should head for my next trip, so I put it to the court of public opinion, asking whether I should visit Oakville […]

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My Sustainable Day-Cation in Pickering: Part 1 of 5

One of the things we will be doing here on the blog is focusing in on our partner municipalities for a week-long, 5-part series which aim to explore some of the sustainability highlights throughout our region. This week, we’re proud to present the first of these Day-cations as I head to Pickering, Ontario. Part 1 […]

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