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Canada’s first active transportation conference

>> par Vélo Québec Association 
Montreal, February 23, 2010 – Vélo Québec Association invites its active transportation partners and community stakeholders from across Quebec and Canada to the country’s first rendezvous, in Montreal,     June 3.

Are slated to attend the On the move in the community! conference: urban planning professionals, public health and education practitioners, municipal and community representatives working on active transportation issues, as well as academics and consultants.

The conference will bring together forty local and international speakers and specialists. These experts in the field will present winning formulas that have proven successful in public awareness campaigns and cyclist- and pedestrian-friendly urban planning endeavors.

The following day, Friday June 4, a series of special workshops and practical field trips will share the latest active transportation initiatives to and from school as well as urban design ideas that facilitate walking and cycling in our neighborhoods.

The On the move in the community! conference will take place during the annual Montreal Bike Fest, the most fun you can have on two wheels! What a great opportunity for visitors to discover the city through the world-famous Tour de l’Île de Montréal and Tour la Nuit rides or by mounting a cutting-edge BIXI!

June 3, 2010
Holiday Inn Select, Montreal

Vélo Québec, for cyclists and pedestrians
Although Vélo Québec is best known over the past 43 years as a cycling advocate for fun and for travel purposes (la Route verte), it has also made its mark since 2004 in the active transportation field. Its On the Move to School! program aims to reduce dependence on the automobile and promote walking, cycling and other forms of active transportation between home and school. The On the move in the community! initiative calls on municipalities to commit to planning and developing cyclist- and pedestrian-friendly environments.

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Vélo Québec Association

Geneviève Beauvais
Public Relations Director, Vélo Québec
514 521-8356, ext. 348

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