Viewpoint : December 2017

Vision vélo 2025: A great start!

Throughout the year now drawing to a close, we have celebrated the fifty years of Vélo Québec in different ways. Our communications, events and publications have highlighted the milestones, anecdotes and people that have made the organization what it is today.
We also wanted to end this year of festivities with a look toward the future. To this end, we launched a participatory initiative in June aimed at envisioning the cycling Québec of tomorrow. It attracted enthusiastic leaders and activists from the business, mobility, research, tourism, recreation and sport sectors from eleven regions of Québec and led to the creation of Vision vélo 2025. While this exercise was not scientific in nature, the collection of ideas it generated confirms that biking is a major issue in all communities and brings together an impressive range of citizens ready to work together to promote this activity.
Vision vélo 2025 was launched on November 16 in the presence of an outstanding group of partners in an absolutely amazing atmosphere. The project got off to a good start! Over the coming weeks and months, we will strive to promote Vision vélo 2025, encourage participation and ensure that the movement gathers even more momentum.
Whether you are members or partners of Vélo Québec or participants in our events and activities, we invite you to learn more about this initiative and support and share it.
May this vision of increasing mobility and bicycle friendliness be embraced in 2018.

Suzanne Lareau
President and CEO