TCAT’s Active Transportation Champions
TCAT has a rich history of recognizing the inspiring work of our colleagues through our annual (est. 2009) Active Transportation Champion award – for an individual or organization that has worked to raise the profile of cycling or walking and its relationship to a high quality of urban life. Check out the Active Transportation Champion profiles to see our current and past award winners.
In 2014, we built on this tradition with our It’s Your Move video series. A strategic partnership with Metrolinx, this series highlighted the many benefits created for cities and people through active transportation. Each video featured a leader living in Halton, York, Peel, Durham, Hamilton or Toronto and shared personal and professional stories about the benefits of active transportation. By promoting how these leaders and residents used walking and cycling to enrich their lives and their communities, each video in turn built recognition for the importance of walking and cycling networks as we expand regional transportation to move the GTHA.
Check out all our It’s Your Move Videos here!
What inspired It’s Your Move?
We need dedicated funding for walking and cycling infrastructure in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) to get people safely from doorway to destination. The Big Move, Metrolinx’s 25-year regional transportation plan to dramatically improve transportation in the GTHA, sets aside 25% of funding for local transportation initiatives. It’s Your Move was created to build support for transportation investment and promote using a dedicated portion of this 25% for local walking and cycling projects.