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Saturday, April 25, 2009

Canada's Bike Summit 2009

CANADA - The Toronto Coalition for Active Transportation and the Clean Air Partnership are once again once again hosting Canada's Bike Summit 2009.

Bike Summit 2009 will be held on Thursday, May 28th at the Novotel Toronto Centre.

You can join leading thinkers, practitioners and decision-makers who are on the fast track to creating bikeable communities. Enjoy innovative and forward thinking sessions that will:

*Share international and Canadian best practices and perspectives realizing the economic and public health benefits of cycling.
*Present new approaches to street design that improve conditions for active transportation.
*Engage key stakeholders on how to address barriers and implement bicycle-friendly policies.
*Showcase the most recent best practices in bike parking and bike stations.

Since the last summit in 2008, exciting momentum is growing in Toronto and the surrounding area:

*For the first time ever, the entire Toronto Bike Plan was fully funded within the five-year Capital Plan. With this $70 million investment, the city will create 410 km of bike lanes, 122 km of shared roadways and 83 km of off-road paths.
*2008 saw the most kilometres of new bike lanes ever put on the road in one year in Toronto.
*Metrolinx unanimously voted in favour of the Regional Transportation Plan. The 25-year plan commits $20 million per year to be invested in cycling and walking in the GTHA.

Register by April 24 to take advantage of our early-bird rates and to be entered into a draw for Mountain Equipment Co-Op bike gear valued at $500.

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