GCAT - Guelph Coalition for Active Transportation

News and Updates from GCAT

GCAT (Members only) Virtual Annual General Meeting Feb. 18

Posted February 8, 2021

Guelph Coalition for Active Transportation’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) is typically a time for us to gather during the darker months to catch up and celebrate the events and advocacy issues of this past year. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s AGM will be held online using the Zoom platform. A Zoom link […]

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GCAT Year In Review 2020

Posted February 3, 2021

Download a copy of this report 2020 proved to be the strangest year in the history of our organization! With COVID-19 running rampant, it’s been definitely unfortunate, but there were some bright spots for GCAT.  We weren’t able to offer the group rides that we usually do, but COVID-19 did get more people to walk […]

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GCAT Board of Directors: call for Nominees for 2021

Posted January 9, 2021

GCAT Board of Directors: call for Nominees for 2021 There will be some positions open for board members at our Feb. 18, 2021 AGM If interested, it would be helpful if you let us know by Feb. 7 at info@gcat.ca , detailing your interest and skills. Term: Up to 3 years. Commitment: 6-10 hours a […]

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Looking for Christmas Gift Ideas? Consider Giving a GCAT Membership!

Posted December 15, 2020

Great for Secret Santas or as a stocking stuffer.($5-25 options available) Membership includes: 10% off parts, clothing, and accessories in store at Speed River Bicycle 10% of parts and accessories at Paramount Sports 10% off accessories at Backpeddling Free Project 529 shield to help protect your bike from theft $10 gift certificate to The Wooly […]

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Comments made by GCAT re: Speed Limit Reductions in Guelph

Posted November 22, 2020

Guelph Coalition for Active Transportation wrote the letter below to Dr. Fridman, who is the City of Guelph’s Transportation Safety Specialist. She, along with Steve Anderson, Manager of Transportation engineering, is are in charge of developing the Guelph Community Road Safety Strategy. For info re: the letter below, contact mike_darmon@gcat.ca Dear Dr. Fridman:  The Guelph […]

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Act NOW to save the downtown dining district (and optional bike photo op!)

Posted September 18, 2020

Special council meeting on Monday Sept 21 to stop the immediate closure of the car free downtown dining district!Please act now! Did you know that the downtown dining district is scheduled to close on September 21st?? Even though the district is still very popular!! Show your support for the extension of the Downtown Dining District before […]

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Come out to the “Love your Bike” Festival! Sept 12 (Covid Compliant)

Posted September 7, 2020

Love Your Bike Festival Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020 10:30 am  The Wooly Pub back patios 176 Woolwich St. Come out for the seventh annual (COVID compliant) “Love Your Bike” Festival! St. Andrews Church, 2 Rivers Church and Guelph Coalition for Active Transportation are inviting the young and old in celebrating Guelph’s favourite mode of transportation […]

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Call to action: Support the Emma Earl Pedestrian/Cycling Bridge!

Posted September 2, 2020

The proposed Emma Earl bridge is back for discussion at council on Sept. 8, and we need your support  to ensure the bridge is built. If we lose this bridge due to budget pressures, then there will be no east west bike lane connections built near Speedvale Avenue for decades to come. At this juncture, […]

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Interview with Lee from Paramount Sports: How are they adapting to COVID 19?

Posted July 31, 2020

A series of interviews with bike related businesses are being conducted by GCAT board member, Jordan Richard. Here is the next one in the series. Please let us know at info@gcat.ca if you know of a bike friendly business that you want highlighted! Paramount Skis-Bikes-Boards is one of our fantastic local bike shops in Guelph. […]

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Where would you like to see Active Transportation infrastructure in Guelph expanded during/post Covid?

Posted July 25, 2020

This mapping initiative is called PlanLocal. and is created by Paul Shaker, MCIP, RPP ,  a professional planner at Civicplan.ca Paul has created  interactive maps to allow residents to pinpoint locations on a crowd map in their city to propose things like more bike lanes, expanded sidewalks, or pedestrian-only zones.  Sites have been already set up in Hamilton, Saskatoon, […]

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