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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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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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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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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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