Monday, January 26, 2010
Manitoba Theatre for Young People
The Forks Food Court area, The Forks (Pancake House entrance)
In 2010, the City of Winnipeg will be spending $20 million on active transportation infrastructure as a result of Federal Stimulus Funding.
This informative evening is free and open to the public, but seating is limited so you must pre-register. RSVP: [email protected]
6:30 PM: Registration & refreshments.
- Opening remarks from the Government of Canada, Province of Manitoba, and City of Winnipeg.
- Visionary visual presentation
Anders Swanson is a visual artist, global cycling advocate, and recipient of the Manitoba Eco-Network’s 2009 Individual Environmental Award.
- Province of Québec: Celebrating 40 years of building 4,000+ km of bikeways in the Province
Marc Jolicoeur has been research coordinator at Vélo Québecsince 1995. Author of the Technical Handbook of Bikeway Design, he has served on numerous committees on bikeway safety and standards. He also coordinates technical support for the development of the Route Verte bicycle network. A professional engineer, he has been involved in transportation for over 15 years. An avid cyclist since childhood, he is a regular bicycle commuter in Montréal. Quebec is Canada’s leading province in Active Transportation and Cycling Tourism. Marc will share his perspectives on the hows / whys of Quebec’s great walking and cycling successes.
- Minneapolis, Minnesota: Recognized as one of the top 5 cycling cities in the USA
Jay Walljasper is the author of The Great Neighborhood Book, which chronicles stories from around the world about how citizens and public officials are rolling up their sleeves to improve their communities. A year-round bike commuter in Minneapolis, he is an authority on livable communities and sustainable transportation initiatives. He is a senior fellow atProject for Public Spaces (a New York-based organization), a contributing editor at National Geographic Traveler magazine, and editor of OnTheCommons.org. As a social observer, he has been quoted in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, National Public Radio, and the Toronto Star. Minneapolis is second only to Portland in the United States as a city whose people and governments are embracing walking and cycling. Jay will share his perspectives on Minneapolis’ success. Minneapolis just recently received stimulus funding also!
RSVP: [email protected] (Limited seating)
Organized & sponsored by:
- City of Winnipeg
- The Centre for Sustainable Transportation
- Bike to the Future
- Prairie Pathfinders Walking Club
- Resource Conservation Manitoba
- Manitoba Cycling Association
Please attend this evening to learn more about what other successful communities are doing to develop walking and cycling routes. Both our speakers come from climates and terrain similar to Winnipeg and will share their time / insight / expertise with us. It will help you provide educated input to the upcoming public consultations on what Winnipeg will be building.