Hacking the Streets: Rolling Out ActiveTO
Part of our new Zoom webinar series — urban design edition
Thursday, June 4, 2020
3 PM to 3:50 PM
Toronto’s new ActiveTO initiative, launched on May 6, is intended to provide space on streets to help residents get outside and get around safely while respecting physical distancing, and includes measures such as quiet streets, closing major roads and expanding the bicycle network.
This conversation will delve into the ActiveTO roll out: what’s worked, what more is needed, and what should be done next. We’ll look at how the program could be strengthened to support active transportation over the longer term, and what other cities Toronto can draw inspiration from.
Moderated by Matt Elliott (Toronto Star and City Hall Watcher reporter), and featuring experts Dr. Raktim Mitra (School of Urban and Regional Planning, Ryerson University), Michael Longfield (Interim Executive Director, Cycle Toronto) and Amanda O’Rourke (Executive Director, 8-80 Cities)
More Coming Soon
Look for these webinars in June and July 2020:
- “Elevator Pitch:” a look at vertical living and working in Toronto, and the challenge of elevators to physical distancing — moderated by urban issues reporter John Lorinc
- “Walk This Way:” on YongeTOmorrow and the now-critical need for a pedestrian-first redesign for Downtown Yonge — moderated by transportation reporter Oliver Moore