Registration opens for the 6th annual Eastern Ontario Active Transportation Summit
The Township of South Stormont in partnership with the Eastern Ontario Health Unit, the St Lawrence Parks Commission, and the United Counties of SDG is pleased to open registration for the upcoming Eastern Ontario Active Transportation Summit – Creating Walkable and Bikeable Rural Communities. The Summit will be held on Thursday June 13th from 8:30am-4:30pm at the South Stormont Community Hall in Long Sault, ON.
As the longest running rural active transportation summit in the province, the Summit is a carefully curated professional development opportunity for those looking to harness the power of walking and cycling to create healthier, more vibrant, and economically stronger rural communities. The full day event will feature opportunities to hear from and engage with noted professionals and experienced practitioners who have worked on creating walkable and bikeable rural communities. Agenda highlights include:
- Justin Jones, Program Manager – Share the Road Cycling Coalition who will provide an important provincial update and engage participants in the Bicycle Friendly Community award program;
- Kate Whitfield, Senior Associate Engineer/Planner – Alta Planning + Design to walk us through rural active transportation planning from a design perspective;
- Dr Jeff Jackson, Coordinator, Outdoor Adventure and Professor, Action Sports Park Development & Outdoor Adventure Naturalist – Algonquin College who will present on risk management and mitigation for trails development, programming and maintenance.
- Rural municipal staff in planning, transportation, recreation, tourism, and health share their on-the-ground experience (and lessons learned) with developing and implementing bicycle and pedestrian plans, policies and strategies.
- And more!
As summit Hosts, the Township of South Stormont team is using the event as an opportunity to set priorities for creating more walkable and bikeable communities across the township. They will be hosting a planning day facilitated by Share the Road where partners and stakeholders will help them to identify current assets, determine gaps, and establish priorities.
Register online: https://eoats2019.eventbrite.ca
Questions? Contact Sherry-Lynn Harbers (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Chantal Lalonde (email@example.com)