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Bike Summit 2009

Monday, May 25th 2009 4:18:50pm

Media Advisory

Bike Summit 2009

(Toronto, 2009) On Thursday, May 28th from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. the Toronto Coalition for Active Transportation and the Clean Air Partnership are hosting this second annual one-day bicycle policy conference. The Bike Summit will be held at the Novotel Toronto Centre, 45 The Esplanade in downtown Toronto.

Join leading thinkers, practitioners and decision-makers who are on the fast track to creating bikeable communities. Enjoy innovative and forward-thinking sessions that will:

• Share international and Canadian best practices and perspectives realizing the economic and public health benefits of cycling.
• Present innovative new approaches to street design that improve conditions for active transportation.
• Engage key stakeholders on how to address barriers and effectively implement improved bicycle-friendly policies.
• Showcase the most recent best practices in bike parking and bike stations.

Increasing the number of people who move around by cycling and walking is critical to the prosperity and livability of our region. Share the perspectives and innovations of our panel of experts on May 28th and leave with even more reasons and methods to design cities for cyclists.


For more information contact:

Nancy Smith Lea, Program Director, Toronto Coalition for Active Transportation (TCAT), 416-392-0290, info@torontocat.ca.  


With thanks to our sponsors:


Platinum:
City of Toronto
Gold: Bicycle Trade Association of Canada, Government of Ontario (Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure and Ministry of Transportation), Metrolinx, Transport Canada
Silver: Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, MMM Group, Mountain Equipment Co-Op, Ontario Professional Planners Institute
Bronze: Dale & Lessmann LLP, GO Transit, IBI Group
Other Sponsors: Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals, Community Bicycle Network, I Bike T.O.