Posted by Editoress on 06/28/09
With millions invested making GTA transit bicycle-friendlier, a new website aims to show cyclists how to take full advantage
For nine weeks starting July 13th, a new public awareness website - Bikes+Transit.com - will shine some sunlight on where to go and what to do with all those new bike racks we’re seeing on inter-regional transit and local buses.
“With buses joining commuter trains, subways, highway coaches and the ferry in carrying bicycles,” says Donald Wiedman, founder of Bikes+Transit.com, “local tourism and clean air are in for a big boost this summer.” The website aims to kick-start and help sustain new inter-modal transportation behaviours across the GTA – for exercise, local travel and the commute to work.
Media Conference – official launch of Bikes+Transit.com (www.bikesandtransit.com)
Date: WEDNESDAY, JULY 8th
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 11:20 a.m.
Place: High Park TTC Subway Station, Bloor Street West, Toronto
With: Adrian Heaps – chair, City of Toronto Cycling Advisory Committee
Adam Giambrone - chair, Toronto Transit Commission
Donald Wiedman – founder Bikes+Transit.com, and GO-by-Bike to Ajax (2008)
Invited: Representatives from: GO Transit, Metrolinx, Waterfront Trail, Trans Canada Trail, Toronto & Region Conservation, Durham Tourism, City of Pickering, Town of Ajax, Town of Whitby, Town of Grimsby and City of Burlington.
From July 13 to September 13, Bikes+Transit.com will feature a weekly sample destination, affordable and easily reached by bike + bus, subway, ferry, motor coach or commuter train.
Bikes+Transit.com – get right on it!
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