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February 23/17 12:03 pm - Share the Road News (Ontario)


Posted by Editoress on 02/23/17
 

Ontario Bike Summit News

The Ontario Bike Summit is the premier cycling conference in Ontario. The summit provides a forum for cycling stakeholders to be inspired by best practices from across Ontario and beyond and to gain the practical skills necessary to act on that inspiration. Learn from and network with professionals and volunteers from a diverse range of sectors, including: provincial and municipal government, grassroots advocacy, health, planning, engineering, tourism and more.

Book your ticket now and save with the Early Bird Registration rates. Discounted rates are available until end of day February 28, 2017. STR has been working with stakeholders across North America to put together 2 days of programming that includes 30+ speakers, workshops, a bike tour and more networking opportunities than ever before. Check out the draft agenda >online and sign up to join STR on April 11th and 12th in Toronto.

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Volunteer at the Summit!

The Ontario Bike Summit would not be possible without an amazing team of volunteers. Volunteers help run the registration booth, assemble delegate bags, assist with technology, and more. As an added bonus, volunteers gain complementary access to some sessions and meals. It's a great way to participate at a lower cost. Check out the volunteer form for more details.


Wheels of Change Award Nominations
Each year, Share the Road recognizes advocates and professionals who are changing the conversation with the Wheels of Change Awards. Recipients are nominated by their peers and selected by the STR Board of Directors. Nominate someone today - open until Friday, March 10th, 2017.


Getting Cycling Right: An Evening with Mikael Colville-Andersen

The Ontario Good Roads Association is asking you to join us at the Fairmont Royal York for this special event where world-renowned cycling advocate and transportation planner, Mikael Colville-Andersen will lay out his vision for active transportation. Following his talk, he will shoot the breeze with Toronto's Chief Planner Jennifer Keesmaat and Straphanger author Taras Grescoe. For more information on Mikael Colville-Andersen, please click Here.

Hosted by the Ontario Good Roads Association presented in partnership with Cycle Toronto

Speakers
• Mikael Colville-Andersen, CEO, Copenhagenize Design Company
• Taras Grescoe, Author
• Jennifer Keesmaat, Chief Planner, City of Toronto
• Please note: A printed ticket is required for entry. Please bring your printed ticket to the Imperial Room, located in the lobby of the Fairmont Royal York Hotel.

To register, please click Here.

Date and Time
Monday, 27 February 2017
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM EST

Location
Fairmont Royal York
100 Front Street West
Imperial Room
Toronto, ON M5J 1E3


Wheels of Change Award Nominations

Each year, Share the Road recognizes advocates and professionals who are changing the conversation with our Wheels of Change Awards. Recipients are nominated by their peers and selected by the STR Board of Directors. Nominate someone today - open until Friday, March 10th, 2017. Downlaod a nomination form Here.


Stakeholder Survey Results

In November, the Share the Road Cycling Coalition surveyed more than 360 cycling stakeholders from across Ontario. Ninety-five percent (95%) of respondents indicated that there has been momentum towards a more bicycle-friendly province over the past 3 years. Share the Road is committed to working with the province and stakeholders to ensure this momentum continues by advocating for future rounds of infrastructure funding, educational programs, the inclusion of paved shoulders on provincial roads and the launch of CycleON Action Plan 2.0. Click Here to view a survey summary.

 

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