Bikes Belong in Ontario
Bikes belong in Ontario!
The Bicycle Trade Association of Canada (BTAC), with the ThinkFirst Foundation of Canada, an organization dedicated to preventing brain and spinal cord injury through education, is holding a media conference in Toronto at Sweet Pete's Bike Shop, Thursday, September 20th at 11 a.m.
The purpose of the media conference is to:
- Release the "Bikes belong in Ontario!" policy platform - a comprehensive policy program to promote cycling in Ontario;
- Support the proposal of provincial investment in municipal cycling infrastructure and an Ontario PST exemption on bicycles and bicycle helmets;
- Explain how the bicycle is the healthiest, most environmentally friendly and efficient means of urban transportation available to Ontarians;
- Explain how a tax exemption on helmets will promote safe cycling and prevent brain injuries.
The media conference will take place at Sweet Pete's Bike Shop, 1204 Bloor Street West, on Thursday, September 20th at 11 AM.
WHAT: Release of "Bikes belong in Ontario!" policy platform
WHERE: Sweet Pete's Bike Shop, 1204 Bloor Street West (on the north side, 2 blocks west of Dufferin).
WHEN: Thursday, September 20, 2007, 11 a.m.
WHO: Rob White, BTAC Vice-President, Dr. Charles Tator, ThinkFirst Foundation of Canada President, Pete Lilly, Sweet Pete's Bike Shop and BTAC Director
For more information, contact:Brent Kulba (e|c|o media relations), 416-972-7401, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Bicycle Trade Association of Canada (BTAC) is the national voice of cycling in Canada and the hub of the Canadian bicycle industry. BTAC advocates, builds partnerships, promotes trade and commerce and seeks to motivate, unite and inspire Canadians to make bicycling the preeminent form of transportation and recreation in Canada. See www.btac.org for more information.
ThinkFirst is a joint effort from not only neuroscience health professionals and educators, but also injury survivors, corporations, local businesses, and communities to prevent brain and spinal cord injury through education aimed at healthy behaviours in children and youth. See www.thinkfirst.ca for more information.
Crossposted to Spacing