Complete Streets Forum: Keynote Speakers Announced!

We are very excited to announce some of the world’s foremost authorities on active transportation as keynote speakers for TCAT’s 2011 Complete Streets Forum. Our guests are respected and accomplished leaders who have made great things happen in their communities for pedestrians and cyclists – and in doing so, helped make their cities healthy, livable, and vibrant.

Save the date for the Forum (April 28 & 29) – registration will open soon! Join us as we work together to make Complete Streets a reality.

Mia Birk is President of Alta Planning + Design, Principal at Alta Bicycle Share, and co-founder of Portland State University’s Initiative for Bicycle and Pedestrian Innovation. Formerly the Bicycle Program Manager for the City of Portland, she recently wrote a book titled Joyride: Pedaling Toward a Healthier Planet.

Michel Labrecque is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Société de transport de Montréal. A former city councillor and radio/television commentator, Labrecque 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.

Roelof Wittink is a specialist on traffic behaviour who has widely published on the topics of behavioural modifications, traffic education, attitudes on road behaviour, social marketing, and the benefits of cycling. One of the founders of I-CE, Wittink received the 2010 Leadership Award for Cycling Promotion from the Cycling Embassy of Denmark.

We are very grateful for the support of our partners. Learn more about our sponsors or how to partner with TCAT here.

Stay tuned for more announcements including the full slate of knowledgeable and inspiring local speakers included in our program. Registration opening soon!

Posted On: February 15, 2011