Aug 16

Find us at the NACTO Designing Cities Conference!

The NACTO Designing Cities Conference brings together 900 officials, planners, and practitioners to advance the state of transportation in cities.

Save the date for Toronto: September 9 – 12, 2019!

Session Information:

Bikeway Design 201: Don’t Give Up at the Intersection

Monday, September 9 | 8:30am – 12pm 

Bikeway intersections are where low-stress networks too often break down. Join us for a fun, fast-paced training session on designing better bikeway intersections. Learn to make critical decisions in challenging environments, gain hands-on design experience, and walk away with the knowledge you need to make the intersections in your city work for people of all ages and abilities. You’ll work with a small group of peers throughout the training to redesign a bike intersection. Participants will identify problems with the existing intersection, create conceptual designs to solve them, and then figure out how to implement the details. Leave this training with knowledge of proven design interventions that can make bikeway intersections safe and inviting.

Event Speakers: Joe Gilpin, Nicole Payne, Nathan Wilkes, P.E., David Rawsthorne, Becky Katz


York University Cycling Tour

Thursday, September 12 | 9am – 1pm

Explore recent and future cycling infrastructure investments near York University, a suburban area approximately 20 km (12.4 miles) north of downtown Toronto. After a ride on the newly built Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension, participants will visit a number of projects near the University to discuss opportunities and challenges for installing cycling infrastructure in an auto-oriented context. From the Finch West bicycle station, we’ll pedal the Hydro Corridor Trail, with connections to York University’s biking network and the Black Creek Trail, and visit treatments that highlight on-street bike lanes, different types of cycle tracks, and trail infrastructure. You’ll also learn about the City’s work with York University to coordinate efforts and plan for cycling connections within and beyond the University campus.

Led by: Kate Whitfield, Joe Gilpin, Matt Armstrong, Marnie Shepley