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October 12/07 10:01 am - Putting Ontario on Two Wheels Cycling Conference

Posted by Editor on 10/12/07

Putting Ontario on Two Wheels Cycling Conference

On Friday November 2nd cycling advocates and municipal cycling coordinators from across Ontario will gather in Waterloo to exchange ideas on the current issues and opportunities affecting cycling in this province, at the "Putting Ontario on Two Wheels" conference (see This conference will provide useful information and invaluable contacts for cycling advocates and coordinators, and your input is important to its success. Don't miss it!

Your participation in this event is important. Please register by e-mail to with the following information:

-Municipality you are from

-Name and email address of attendee(s)

There is no registration fee for this conference, thanks to our generous sponsors.

An important part of the agenda will be discussion of the results of a survey on current conditions affecting cycling development across the province. Please go to and select Survey 1, answer the questionnaire as best you can, and submit your response. Early response will be helpful and much appreciated. Thank you for this contribution to the conference agenda.

If you plan to stay overnight Thursday, November 1st or Frida,y November 2nd, a discount rate ($109/night single or double) has been arranged at the Delta Kitchener, 105 King Street, within walking distance of the conference site. Please contact the inn directly at 1-800-483-7812 and refer to the "Ontario Bicycle Conference". Book by October 12th to get the discount rate.


9:00 AM : Welcome / Delegate Introductions

9:30 Keynote Address: John Sigurjonsson, Cycle Chatham-Kent
A Model for Bicycle Use Municipal Planning

10:00 Survey results. Moderator - Gene Wasik, Burlington

Advisory Groups:

Municipal Bicycling Coordinators: Robin Bennet, Cycling Coordinator, Ottawa Comments on Survey Results: All

10:45 Refreshment Break

11:00 Breakout Sessions: Overcoming the problems, capitalizing on the assetts.

11:45 Breakout Groups report back to plenary

12:15 LUNCH
Panel Presentation: The Role of Cycling in Transportation Demand Management: TDM Coordinators (TBA)

1:15 Plenary discussion: The Cost/Benefit Approach to Cycling Advocacy: The objectives we set drive the actions we take.

1:45 Breakout Sessions: Programs that Work:

Infrastructure Development
Cycling Skills Development
Cycling Lifestyle Promotion

2:30 Refreshment Break

2:45: Breakout Group Reports

3:30: Plenary Brainstorm: Funding Cycling Infrastructure, Training, and Promotion.

4:00: Plenary Discussion: Future Networking:
Provincial, National, International

4:30: Conference Closes


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