The arrival of spring brings along new opportunities for Niagara's Active Transportation Advisory Committee to attend conferences across the country, and learn ways to make our cities more cycle-friendly.
ThoroldNews received the following submission from Jackie Gervais, Niagara Active Transportation Advisory Committee:
Webinar: Funding and Evaluating Systemic Pedestrian Safety Improvements (US)
Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 1:00-2:30 pm Eastern Time
Many transportation agencies recognize the value in proactively treating high-risk locations in order to prevent crashes involving pedestrians. While new tools are available to help agencies quantify risk factors and identify locations for systemic safety improvements, questions remain about implementing and evaluating these projects. Read more and register here.
Course: Planning Active Transportation, Ryerson University
This spring, Ryerson’s Chang School is once again offering Planning Active Transportation (CVUP 115). Developed and taught by Car Martin, TCAT’s Participatory Design Consultant, and Mikey Bennington, former TCAT Project Manager, this course will use case studies to explore how co-design and community engagement provide the basis for planning streets and public spaces that are safe, active, and healthy. The course is designed for built environment professionals and students from a variety of backgrounds, including urban planning, public health, transportation engineering, sustainability, and community development. Start date is March 21st, and last year’s course filled up quickly, so register today! Subsidies are available on a first-come, first-served basis for those who need them by contacting TCAT.
Conference: Canadian Association of Road Safety Professionals
Early Bird Deadline: April 5
Theme: Vision Zero, Calgary, AB, May 26-29
The focus of the conference will be on clarifying what a North-American version of Vision Zero should and shouldn’t look like, what strategies have worked, lessons learned, and lastly will look to the future in terms of where we need to go. For more information and to Register
Business Case for Active Transportation: An Investment in Cycling Pays Dividends in Benefits
As Toronto’s City Council voted unanimously last month to make the pilot bike lanes on Richmond and Adelaide permanent, the untold story was the ongoing support these bike lanes receive from the three BIAs through which they pass. The Toronto Financial District BIA, the St Lawrence BIA and the Toronto Entertainment BIA all have public realm strategies that include cycling infrastructure. And why not? As a new paper by our Active Neighbourhoods partners reveals, an investment in cycling pays dividends in benefits. Visit the website here