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Smart City and K’ Road: Insights from Vancouver
July 9, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pmFree
On Monday the 9th of July the K’ Road Business Association is extremely excited to bring you:
From a Trickle to a Stream: Achieving a Major Bike Mode Shift in Canada
A discussion with Dale Bracewell
*Pre-event nibbles and drinks at the Station Bar from 5:00pm. Event starts at 6pm*
Cycling is one of the fast growing modes of transport throughout the world, and Canada has been a leader in developing cycling infrastructure in new world cities. Montréal kicked this off by developing protected cycleway networks 30 years ago, while English-speaking Canada followed decades later.
A variety of approaches have been taken, from the Calgary Cycle Track Pilot and the Edmonton fast implementation of an ‘adaptable permanent’ downtown cycleway grid, both of which delivered downtown protected cycleway networks very quickly. Vancouver and Victoria took a more traditional approach of developing connected downtown protected cycleway networks one street at a time as permanent installations.
Dale Bracewell was the Active Transportation Manager at the City of Vancouver (now the Transportation Planning Manager) and played an integral part in this transformation. Dale will be talking to the K’ Road community about cycling in Canadian cities with a focus on the engagement journey with the community, businesses and other stakeholders.
Everyone welcome who’s interested in how cities get from here to there. Register at Eventbrite to reserve your place.