Over 4 million trips a day in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area are less than 5km long and could be cycled. Yet cycling rates remain stubbornly low in suburban communities. Join us for either a half or whole day of strategies and training, focused on building bike culture beyond downtown, with targeted approaches at schools and at the neighbourhood level.
Who should come?
Community agency staff (health, settlement, youth, recreation, development), transportation demand management practitioners, active transportation planning staff at municipalities and school boards from Toronto’s inner suburbs and outlying municipalities.
Session #1: Tapping into suburban potential through community bike hubs
Offered by The Centre for Active Transportation
Safe infrastructure is a key enabler to more cycling, but it can be difficult to champion in places where a cycling culture doesn’t exist. Jump-start the process by incubating cycling through a community bike hub. Discover how unlikely partnerships and a targeted approach can grow cycling, and dig into the potential that exists within your own community.
Session #2: Schools as community bike hubs
Offered by CultureLink Settlement and Community Services
Youthful enthusiasm can drive neighbourhood change. More children and youth are biking to school today than five years ago, throughout the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. Working in schools, we can build upon existing resources and expertise to enable students to ride confidently and safely, and to foster leadership for safe streets among students, families and educators.
Free. With thanks to the Metcalf Foundation and the Ontario Trillium Foundation for their support.
This event is invitation-only. Email us if you represent an organization (e.g. community agency, health centre, school board, municipality) who would like to learn more about incubating suburban cycling through a community bike hub approach.
This workshop is presented jointly by Scarborough Cycles and the Bike to School Project.
Scarborough Cycles: Building Bike Culture Beyond Downtown is led by The Centre for Active Transportation (TCAT), a project of Clean Air Partnership, in partnership with CultureLink Settlement and Community Services, Cycle Toronto, the Cycling Think & Do Tank at the University of Toronto, Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services, and the Birchmount Bluffs Neighbourhood Centre.
The Bike to School Project is a collaborative initiative of CultureLink, Cycle Toronto and the Toronto Cycling Think and Do Tank.