Complete Streets for Canada

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Nancy Smith Lea

Nancy Smith Lea is the director of the Toronto Centre for Active Transportation. Nancy has decades of experience in research and project management and has been actively involved in working toward improving conditions for active transportation in Toronto since 1993. She has published several articles on barriers and incentives to cycling and has been invited to speak on a regular basis at conferences and other public forums about her active transportation work. In 2010, Nancy was awarded the Toronto Community Foundation’s prestigious Vital People grant for “Putting Active Transportation on the map

Ryan Anders Whitney

Ryan Anders Whitney is the Toronto Centre for Active Tranportation's (TCAT) Complete Streets Project Manager and CLASP Facilitator. He has extensive experience related to active transportation policy, planning, and community engagement in a variety of cultural contexts. He has spoken at a number of conferences and events in Canada and around the world including the 2012 Walk 21 Conference in Mexico City, the 2012 Conference of the Ontario Professional Planners Institute, and the 2013 Velo-City Conference in Vienna. Ryan has also written for a variety of blogs, magazines, and journals about sustainability planning and active transportation, including Spacing, Ground Magazine, and the Ontario Planning Journal. He has a M.Sc. in Geography, Urban, and Environmental Studies from Concordia University in Montreal.