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Go Bike Montréal Festival presents:

Mobilizing the business community to support cycling in London, England, a lecture by Chris Kenyon

Montreal, May 28, 2018 – As part of the Go Bike Montréal Festival, Vélo Québec, in partnership with the Conseil régional de l’environnement de Montréal, is proud to present Mobilizing the business community to support cycling in London, England, a lecture by Chris Kenyon. Chris is a cycling activist and a member of the Board of Directors of the London Cycling Campaign, a 12,000-member non-profit organization defending cyclists’ rights, as well as Vice-President – Cloud at Canonical, the high-tech company behind Ubuntu data storage and processing software.

In 2014, Chris launched Cycling Works, an awareness-raising campaign aimed at garnering support from CEOs for the development of a protected bike path network in the heart of London. After receiving a favourable response from nearly 200 CEOs, the operation was deemed an overwhelming success and led to the creation of the city’s popular cycle superhighways.

During his visit, Chris Kenyon will explain how this campaign was created, what will happen next and how it could be adapted to a city like Montreal. The lecture will be followed by a discussion with Caroline Tessier, Executive Director of the Association des sociétés de développement commercial de Montréal, and Guillaume Lavoie, lecturer at ENAP, public policymaker and creator of the #veloconomie hashtag. Together, we will look at the possibility of taking this experience to another level in Montréal by, for example, integrating active transportation into the development of commercial arteries.

Thursday, May 31, at 6 p.m.
 Maison du développement durable

(50 Saint-Catherine Street West)
Free admission / Lecture to be held in English

About the Go Bike Montreal Festival
The Go Bike Montreal Festival is organized by Vélo Québec and presented by Les Producteurs de lait du Québec, in conjunction with associate sponsors Mouvement Desjardins, Sports Experts and DuProprio. Among the public partners that provide invaluable support to the Festival are the Ville de Montréal, the Secrétariat à la région métropolitaine of the Ministère des Affaires municipales et de l’Occupation du territoire, Tourisme Québec, the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur and Tourisme Montréal.

About Vélo Québec
Vélo Québec was founded in 1967 with the mission of promoting and developing cycling. Today, its expertise is recognized throughout the international cycling community.

For further information
Vélo Québec
Stéphanie Couillard
Media Relations Consultant
514-521-8356, ext. 358


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