Making streets for walkers, cyclists, young and old: Complete Streets Forum 2011
The Complete Streets Forum 2011 will be taking place this Thursday at Hart House, University of Toronto. Organized by the Toronto Coalition for Active Transportation, the Complete Streets Forum will have representatives and speakers from many different cities.
the theme for this year's Complete Streets Forum is “Building Alliances”. The Forum brings together a diverse group of professionals, policy-makers, researchers, advocates, and thought-leaders from across the GTHA and beyond. It will be of particular interest to those in the transportation, public health, urban planning/design, public policy, and non-profit sectors.
It will feature speakers such as Mia Birk of Alta Planning + Design, who contributed greatly towards the current awesome cycling infrastructure in Portland, Oregon (in her former job as staff person at the City of Portland); Eleanor McMahon, Founder of Share the Road Cycling Coalition, and Michel Labrecque, a former city councillor and radio/television commentator, who was involved in the creation of Maison des cyclistes, the Tour de l’Île de Montréal and La Route verte (4000 km of bikeways – the longest cycling route in the Americas) as President of Vélo Québec. Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong will also speak briefly about what the city is doing and his initiative for the separated bike lane network.