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Go Bike Montréal Festival presents “Vancouver – Green City, Cycling City!”, a lecture by Dale Bracewell

Montreal, Monday, May 29, 2017 – As part of the Go Bike Montréal Festival, Vélo Québec is proud to present “Vancouver – Green City, Cycling City!”, a lecture by Dale Bracewell, Manager, Transportation Planning, City of Vancouver.

The saying “Build it and they will come” takes on its full meaning in Vancouver, known throughout North America for its pro-cycling initiatives. The installation of protected bike lanes in 2010 transformed the downtown core, highlighting the utilitarian value of cycling, over and above its benefits as a recreational pursuit. This approach stands apart for its practical yet avant-garde vision of mobility and its concern for esthetics. The resulting high-quality facilities have increased bicycle use in Vancouver and blended naturally into the landscape of this green city.

During this talk, Mr. Bracewell will address Vancouver’s cycling strategy within the context of its Transportation 2040 Plan.
Date: Thursday, June 1
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Place: Grande Bibliothèque Auditorium (475 De Maisonneuve Blvd. E.)
Free admission

About Dale Bracewell
Dale Bracewell is the Manager, Transportation Planning, for the City of Vancouver. He is in charge of implementing the Transportation 2040 Plan, a high-level vision for all modes of transportation in collaboration with municipal and provincial governments. In his previous position as Vancouver’s Manager of Active Transportation, Dale oversaw the planning and implementation of policies aimed at promoting walking and cycling on a city-wide basis.

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About the Go Bike Montréal Festival
The Go Bike Montréal Festival is an initiative of Vélo Québec, presented by Les Producteurs de lait du Québec, in collaboration with the Jean Coutu Group, with associate sponsors Desjardins Group, Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) and TELUS, as well as the Society for the Celebrations of Montréal’s 375th Anniversary. Invaluable support is also provided by public partners the Ville de Montréal, the Secrétariat à la région métropolitaine, Tourisme Québec, Tourisme Montréal and the Ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement supérieur.

About Vélo Québec
Vélo Québec is a non-profit organization that has been a rallying force in the Quebec cycling community since 1967. Its mission is to promote the bicycle as an accessible means of transportation, recreation and tourism and a solution for improving overall quality of life. An internationally recognized authority on active transportation, Vélo Québec is celebrating 50 years of cycling advocacy in 2017.

Stéphanie Couillard
Media Relations Consultant
Vélo Québec
514-521-8356, ext. 358
Mobile: 514-942-0743


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