This Thursday (September 20th) at Market Hall, the Peterborough Bicycle Advisory Committee (P-BAC) will be hosting the second annual Peterborough and the Kawartha Cycling Summit, an event that brings together cycling enthusiasts, City and County officials, and representatives from community organizations in order to support the development and prioritization of cycling strategies in our region.
"This is an opportunity for community engagement," says P-BAC Chair, Donald Fraser in a media release.
"People often wonder how they can get involved in planning bike lanes, trails, community education programs, bike tourism programs... They often wonder where they can speak up on cycling issues. This conference represents the perfect opportunity," Fraser says.
Planners see the event as a major step in creating a bike-friendly community: one that will focus on an increase in tourism, improved road safety, reduced road repair cost, and increased quality of life for all Peterborough residents.
The keynote speaker for the event will be internationally renowned cycling advocate, Eleanor McMahon, founder of Share the Road. Also speaking are Councillor Len Vass, County Deputy Reeve Barry Rand, City of Peterborough Transportation Demand Management Planner Susan Sauvé, and Director of Public Works Chris Bradley.
The Summit will run from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m Thursday. To reserve your spot, visit P-bac.org or call Susan Sauvé at 705-742-7777 ext. 1485.