Sport and Transport: Growing A Culture of Advocacy

Black and white photo of people riding road bicycles. Only the wheels and feet of the cyclists are visible. Across the top, text reads: Sports and Transport: Growing a Culture of Advocacy. October 30, 2020 - 12:00 pm.

Presented by VéloColour.

Date: Friday, October 30
Time: 12-1PM
Where: Online 

Watch the recording on Youtube

The Netherlands is often held as a gold standard for cycling culture and infrastructure that promotes riding a bike for transportation for people of all ages and abilities. But the Dutch, especially Dutch women, are also dominant in bike racing across multiple disciplines. Does making riding a bike safer and easier for transport leads to more interest in sport--and vice versa?

This summer in Toronto, ActiveTO balanced promoting riding a bike for transportation (Cycling Network Plan acceleration) and recreation (weekend major roads closed to cars and open to walking, rolling and riding). Where do we go from here?

Join our Interim Executive Director Michael Longfield for a panel discussion on the growing bike boom and what role sport can play to encourage more people to ride a bike while ensuring active transportation remains a political priority.

Panelists include:

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Christopher McGarrell - Founder, ManDemCC

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Jamie Stuckless - Advocate and Consultant

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Brad Bradford - Toronto City Councillor and Founder, Toronto Hustle

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Suzanne Carlsen - Designer, VéloColour

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Steve Fleck - Professional Race/Event Announcer

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Michael Longfield - Interim Executive Director, Cycle Toronto


Header photo by Simon Connellan

October 30, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Online Toronto , ON
Ontario CA