Two weeks to go! Complete Streets Forum, April 22-23, 2010

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UPDATE: Kaj Mook, Director, NS OV-Fiets (Bike Share), Dutch Railways, is back by popular demand after speaking at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. He will be delivering a public lecture as a Complete Streets Forum special pre-conference event at Hart House at the University of Toronto, April 22 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm. Please see the attached flyer for more details. Forum registrants attend free.

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The Toronto Coalition for Active Transportation and the Clean Air Partnership would like to invite you to the Complete Streets Forum taking place on April 23, 2010 at Fairmont Royal York in Toronto. There will also be pre-conference activities taking place on April 22, 2010 at various locations.

Only TWO WEEKS left to register! Over 130 people have signed up so far! Register today!

Building on the success of TCAT's Bike Summit 2008 and 2009 which sold out in advance both years, the Complete Streets Forum will expand the mandate and scope of TCAT's annual active transportation policy conference.

Learn from leading experts about innovative solutions for designing and implementing safe and inviting streets for everyone, including pedestrians, cyclists, public transit users and motorists. Strategize with other stakeholders about how to effectively address common opportunities and challenges in balancing the needs of all road users.

Please view the program agenda and event flyer and feel free to distribute widely to others who may be interested.

The forum will feature speaker presentations providing policy and project updates, implementation case studies, best practices in planning, and evaluation of urban opportunities.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Scott Thompson, Assistant Deputy Minister, Ontario Ministry of Transportation
  • Barbara McCann, Executive Director, National Complete Streets Coalition
  • Leslie Woo, VP, Transportation Policy and Planning, Metrolinx
  • David McKeown, Medical Officer of Health, Toronto Public Health, City of Toronto
  • Mark Cole, Design Section Manager, City of Charlotte Department of Transportation
  • Andy Wiley-Schwartz, Assistant Commissioner, Planning and Sustainability, NYC Department of Transportation
  • Christopher Norris, Director, Technical Services, Canadian UrbanTransport Association

Over 150 delegates are expected to attend from across Ontario representing transportation planners, urban design firms, municipal and provincial government, industry, public health professionals and established non-profit organizations.

The forum will be critical for anyone wanting to learn about the latest approaches to designing healthy cities and the next steps for making Ontario an active transportation leader in North America.

The Complete Streets Forum is made possible through the generous support of our sponsors and partners.

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