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Ms. Nancy Smith Lea


Toronto Centre for Active Transportation


Nancy Smith Lea is the Director of the Toronto Centre for Active Transportation, a project of the registered charity Clean Air Partnership. Nancy has specialized knowledge in applied research and policy analysis specific to Complete Streets, safe and inclusive streets for walking and cycling. She has published several articles and led numerous research projects aimed at improving understanding and conditions for active transportation. In 2011, Nancy was awarded the Toronto Foundation’s Vital People grant for “Putting Active Transportation on the map”. In 2016 she was featured in Spacing magazine as a “Safer Streets Crusader” and one of 12 extraordinary women city builders. In 2018 she was featured in LocalLove.ca as one of eight women who are Toronto’s top change makers working hard to make the city a better place. Also in 2018 she received a “Wheels of Change” award from the Share the Road Cycling Committee in the “Community Collaborator” category for the role TCAT played in the success of the 2016-2017 Bloor Street Bike Lane Pilot Project.


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