#BIKETORIA Summit Brings International Cycling Experts to Victoria
October 23, 2015
A 30 km network of new bike lanes for all ages and abilities is recommended for Victoria, positioning the Capital City as a world leader in cycling infrastructure, and for soon being known as “Biketoria”. A team of internationally renowned cycling experts have analyzed the City’s existing infrastructure and policies, to recommend a network that will be within 400 metres of every school and almost half of every resident by the end of 2018. The recommended network is now widely available for public feedback and involvement.
The #BIKETORIA Summit will kick off a one month conversation about the network and its potential, starting on Sunday, November 1, 2015. International planning and cycling experts, Gil Penalosa, Founder and Chair of 8 80 Cities, and Mia Birk, CEO of Alta Planning + Design, will be speaking at the #BIKETORIA Summit on November 1 from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Victoria Conference Centre.
Penalosa and Birk are part of an international team of cycling experts who are working to design a world-class bike network for Victoria. The team also includes local engineering and planning firm Urban Systems, as well as leading international cycling firm Gehl Architects.
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