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Good transit systems are key to sustainability

By |June 30th, 2014|

In the immediate aftermath of the provincial election, Move the GTHA wrote an open letter to Premier Kathleen Wynne. As a group, we wanted to extend our congratulations to the Premier for her party’s victory and for the support that victory represents for the […]

Hello Spring! How to get from here to there without the traffic, crowds and potholes

By |June 4th, 2014|

Now that temperatures are climbing into the double digits after a long, cold winter, it feels great to be outside again in our vibrant city. If only it weren’t for the crowded sidewalks, traffic jams, overcrowded transit system and bicycle lanes pocked with debris […]

The price of doing nothing

By |May 14th, 2014|

How often have we heard how expensive it is to meaningfully invest in more and better public transit? And then there are the additional costs associated with infrastructure that would support more active lifestyles – bike lanes and walkways for instance. Transportation, be it […]

You too? Students frustrated by long commutes

By |April 14th, 2014|

Last week, CivicAction and the University of Toronto co-hosted a lively panel discussion, “From the Boardroom to the Dorm Room,” to discuss the commuting challenges faced by an increasing number of students. This was the latest event organized by CivicAction in support of their […]

The Big Question: How Will We Pay For Transit?

By |March 17th, 2014|

Last week the Pembina Institute released the first of several important reports: Who’s on track for rapid transit? An interim analysis of GTHA transit investment and expansion plans from Ontario’s major political parties.  The report demonstrates that despite the pressing need for transportation improvements […]

Best foot forward: Putting active transportation on the agenda

By |September 24th, 2013|

Guest post by Nancy Smith Lea

On Sep 12, 2013, the Toronto Centre for Active Transportation (TCAT) released a research report called “The Other 25%: Active Transportation Investment and The Big Move”.

The Big Move is a 25-year, $50-billion plan produced by Metrolinx, an agency of […]

Giving The Big Move a Big Push

By |April 19th, 2013|

This week’s CivicAction Forum assembled 300 civic, non-profit, business and academic leaders to discuss the transportation challenges facing the GTHA. It was great to be there and I came away with five key insights.

We are at a pivotal moment. Momentum is building among civic […]