It’s Your Move videos feature importance of AT investment in Oakville and Hamilton

TCAT recently released two more videos in the ongoing It's Your Move series.

The ninth video features Pam Damoff, Town Councillor for Ward 2 in Oakville. Pam is a political champion for cycling and walking in the region of Halton. The recipient of the 2013 Bicycling Leadership Award from the Share the Road Cycling Coalition for promoting bicycling in Ontario, she is extremely proud of Oakville's 2012 Bronze Bicycle Friendly Community Award. As the founder of Cycle Oakville, she has implemented a number of community initiatives to encourage residents to cycle more often.

Oakville’s approved Active Transportation Master Plan guides future developments to their network of cycling routes, on-road cycle lanes, paved shoulder bikeways, signed bike routes and multi-use trails. Dedicated investments for active transportation infrastructure in Halton would support growth in this network, making active transportation more convenient, accessible and safe for Oakville residents.

The tenth video features Rob MacIsaac, President and CEO, Hamilton Health Sciences, discussing how active transportation investment can result in more livable, interesting, vibrant cities. Formerly Metrolinx’s first Chair, Rob led the development and approval of The Big Move, the visionary and first ever multi-modal regional transportation plan for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA).

Following his accomplishments at Metrolinx, Rob continued to champion alternative transportation as President of Mohawk College by channeling his experience into the Fennell Campus Renewal Project. With active transportation improvements as a key priority, the Campus was transformed by a multi-use pathway that connected it to surrounding neighbourhoods, the expansion and rebuilding of sidewalks and pedestrian crossings, and most notably the repurposing of a former parking lot into a pedestrian plaza.

Posted On: August 21, 2014