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Planning for a healthier future

Share the Road has been planning two engaging days of content for delegates
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Child friendly cities and more on the agenda. Stock photo

NEWS RELEASE

JACKIE GERVAIS
ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE
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Registration is open for the 11th Annual Ontario Bike Summit!

Share the Road has been planning two engaging days of content for delegates, including:

•         A bicycle-themed storytelling partnership with BIKE MINDS;

•         A shared mobility workshop in partnership with the North American Bike Share Association;

•         Bike tours of Toronto's cycling infrastructure;

•         Our always-popular Bicycle Friendly Communities Seminar;

•         A participatory keynote on race, gender and class with Jay Pitter;

•         25+ breakout presentations addressing our summit theme of #BikesCanDoThat;

•         An update on Ontario Traffic Manual Book 18 and cycling design workshop with the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycling Professionals (APBP);

•         An advocacy strategy workshop;

•         Keynote panel discussing Vision Zero best practices for Ontario, and more!

Early bird rates are available. Register here.

Can we plan and design our built environment for better health?

Through WSP’s Future Ready program they recognize that changing climate, new technologies, a dynamic population and shifting resource consumption patterns are shaping our future, every day. Everything we do as engineers, planners, scientists and designers of the built environment is for the use and benefit of people, to enable thriving communities. But how often do we think about the health implications and potential in our designs? Through this research, we answer the question, “How could we design and plan our built environment for better health?” Read more in the amazing white paper attached! 

Rebuilding a City from the Eye of a Child

Tirana, Albania has taken the strategic approach to rationalize its city building agenda through the lens of child-friendly design. In a recent interview with CityLab, Mayor Velaji spoke about the critical perspective children bring in catalyzing a shift away from automobile dependency with successfully pedestrianizing Skanderbeg Square in Tirana’s central plaza. See full article here.

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