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3rd Annual Ontario Bike Summit Ottawa, Ontario

“Moving Ontario Forward – Building Bicycle Friendly Communities”

Are you looking to develop a cycling master plan in your community but don’t know where to start?

Are you looking for tips and ideas on how to work more effectively with local governments to advance cycling?

Are you looking for data and research that you will help you “make the case” for enhanced cycling investments and programs in your community?

Are you interested in creating infrastructure, education and awareness and legislative policies in Ontario to encourage cycling?

Are you looking to learn about what other communities are doing in the areas of law enforcement initiatives – education and awareness – public health ideas, bicycle tourism?

Are you looking to be inspired by speakers from bicycle friendly cities?

Then the 2011 Ontario Bike Summit is for you!

Highlights include:

Dr. Andrew Pipe, Chief of the Division of Prevention and Rehabilitation at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute and Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa on “Children’s Health and the Built Environment”

Phillip Darnton, Deputy President, Bicycle Association of Great Britain and former Chair, Cycling England on how federal investment has made a difference in the growth of cycling in Bristol and England’s “Cycling Demonstration” towns

Mobile Workshops: Cycling Tours of our nation’s capital hosted by City of Ottawa and National Capital Commission staff. See innovative infrastructure solutions including the design of Ottawa’s first segregated bicycle lane.

An inspiring presentation on Bicycling in the Netherlands by the Netherland’s Ambassador to Canada, Wim Geerts

A panel on the Economic Impact of the Bicycle Industry in North America

Welcome address by City of Ottawa Mayor His Worship Jim Watson, and Marie Lemay, President and CEO, the National Capital Commission

Hear the latest on Bicycle Tourism routes in Ontario and in the United States, and learn how to leverage the benefits of bicycle tourism in your community

Design conundrums: Explore design solutions and innovations in an interactive design workshop

Other workshop topics including Children’s Health and the Built Environment, Active and Safe Routes to School, Building Active and Healthy Communities

Hear the latest on the Ontario Bicycle Policy from MTO Minister Kathleen Wynne

Learn about plans for building a Bicycle Friendly Ontario from our political panel. We’ve invited political representatives from the Progressive Conservative, New Democratic and Green Parties. The October election is coming soon – come ready with your questions for our panel!

Learn about a new Road Safety initiative from the Canadian Automobile Association, dedicated to improving road safety for cyclists and focused on “sharing the road”.

“What is our Message for the 2011 Provincial Election?”– experts will present tools and tips on putting cycling/active transportation on the 2011 provincial election agenda in your community

Learn how to build a dynamic local bicycling culture in sessions on bicycle master planning and local advocacy

Stay tuned. Registration opens May 2nd at www.sharetheroad.ca

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