Complete Streets Forum 2015, is less than a month away, taking place at the University of Toronto on October 1, 2015. This is the 8th annual active transportation conference organized by the Toronto Centre for Active Transportation, a project of Clean Air Partnership. Take advantage of our Early Bird prices and register here by September 11th.
This year’s leading edge programme is packed with keynote speakers who are thought leaders on Complete Streets safety, advocacy and planning. The Complete Streets Forum is an influential event that brings together hundreds of professionals, decision-makers and community members from across North America and beyond. The Forum provides a unique opportunity to share research, best practices, and creative solutions for designing and implementing Complete Streets – streets that are safe, accessible and enjoyable for everyone.
On September 30, 2015 at 7 p.m., TCAT will be hosting an intimate evening discussion with Forum keynote speaker Veronica O. Davis, Founder of Black Women Bike (BWB). The Public Lecture, which will be hosted at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, is open to everyone.
Veronica O. Davis is a dynamic American transportation guru who uses her knowledge and skills to spark progressive social change. In July 2012, the White House recognized her as a Champion of Change and Transportation Innovator for her accomplishments and community advocacy in the District of Columbia.
Whether or not you can make it to the Forum, be sure to come to this very special evening at Buddies. This is the only chance to hear Veronica’s inspiring story about BWB’s successful and unique advocacy campaign. Ticket prices include the public lecture, cash bar, hors d’oeuvres and an opportunity to mingle casually with other bicycle and city-building lovers.
Complete Streets need complete intersections! On October 2, 2015 come learn the Dutch approach at “Designing Safe Intersections for All Users: Cycle Tracks at Signalized Intersections and Roundabouts” a one-day Master Class following the 2015 Toronto Complete Streets Forum. Participants will learn about innovative techniques for multimodal intersections, how to prioritize the needs of vulnerable users, review various approaches to cycle track intersections and get a chance to apply their learning through small group work. This Master Class will be taught by Johan Diepens, CEO of Mobycon, a leading Dutch-Canadian multimodal transportation planning and design consultancy. Cost is $450 (plus tax) for public sector professionals and $550 (plus tax) for private sector professionals. Space is limited to 20 participants so don’t delay. Registration for this Master Class is available through the on-line registration process for the Complete Streets Forum.