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Toronto Bike Summit 2008

Thursday, April 3rd 2008 1:15:40pm

Media Advisory:
Attention News, City, Transportation, Health, Environment and Assignment Editors

Toronto Bike Summit 2008

Leading international bicycle transportation experts to discuss policies to encourage cycling


(Toronto, 2008) On Friday April 25th, join leading transportation thinkers, practitioners and decision-makers at Bike Summit 2008.  The Toronto Coalition for Active Transportation (TCAT) and the Clean Air Partnership (CAP) are hosting this unique one-day summit. The event will feature presentations by leading international bicycle transportation experts on strategies to encourage cycling, case studies of bike lane designs from around the world, and best practices for bicycle transportation funding and planning in both urban and suburban contexts.


WHAT:

Bike Summit 2008

WHEN:

Friday April 25th, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

WHERE:

St. Lawrence Hall, 157 King Street East, Toronto (on the southwest corner of King Street and Jarvis Street)

WHO:

Koy Thompson, London Cycling Campaign, London (UK)
Randy Neufeld, Chicagoland Bicycle Federation, Chicago
Peter Lagerwey, City of Seattle Senior Transportation Planner, Seattle
Jeff Olson, Alta Planning Principal, New York
Usman Valiante, Bicycle Trade Association of Canada Director of Advocacy, Toronto
Jean-François Pronovost, Vélo Québec


To register and for more information:

Fred Sztabinski, Project Coordinator, Toronto Coalition for Active Transportation (TCAT)
416-392-0290, info@torontocat.ca.  Or visit TCAT's website at www.torontocat.ca/main/bikesummit2008

The Toronto Coalition for Active Transportation (TCAT) is the unified voice for over fifty groups, promoting an improved environment for walking and bicycling in Toronto. TCAT provides policy analysis and plans and implements outreach and education campaigns to this end.

The Clean Air Partnership is a registered charity that works in partnership to promote and coordinate actions to improve local air quality and reduce greenhouse gases for healthy communities.