SPINNING WHEELS V aughan Cycling Summit Success Shawn Smith headed the November 19, 2014, Regional Municipality of York hosted Summit at Vaughan City Hall attracting 150 delegates. It included: inspiring speakers, Leslie Phemister from Chicago; panel discussions on municipal experiences and encouraging active lifestyles; breakout sessions on infrastructure, encouragement, education, community engagement, tourism, and complete streets; 13 exhibitor booths; and interactive activities such as an ideas wall; and bicycle awards. Odette McIntyre spoke about the Vaughan Bicycle User Group, while Selma Hubjer from the City of Vaughan spoke about the challenges the City has faced on their recent bike lane projects. You can view presentations at: http://www.healthyork.com/bhcbike-summit January 2015 M ajor Mackenzie Bike Lanes 2015 Project Priorities Urbanization and road widening from 2 to 6 lanes, including Transit-HOV lanes and off-street cycling facilities. The City of Vaughan would benefit by a sub-committee from which the needs of the community can be expressed to Council. To expand the transportation system to accommodate growth in travel demand resulting from development. Celebrate Bike Lanes Pine Valley Drive to Weston Road: Reason: Current Status: Detailed design is currently 90 per cent completed. Construction tender will be released in January 2015. BEFORE Next Month Watch for next newsletter: Celebrating Bike Lanes Event; June is Bike Month AFTER Cycling / Pedestrian SubCommittee The new Bike Lanes on Peter Rupert and Napa Valley will be celebrated on June 4, 2015, during Bike Month. Watch for details to come. Grow Membership Vaughan BUG continues to be THE advocate for the cycling public. Who should be involved: - cycling clubs + recreation cyclists - Commuter & Utilitarian Cyclists - cycle shops - businesses catering to cyclists Islington Avenue Bike Lanes Islington Avenue, Kleinburg is about to change with help from Marilyn Iafrate. Recreation is a part of the changes and bike lanes are being encouraged by the community.
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