Sport and Transport: Growing A Culture of Advocacy
Presented by VéloColour.
Date: Friday, October 30
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.
Header photo by Simon Connellan