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August 1, 2001
City encourages everyone to use, share, and protect our trails
  
The City of Toronto's Road and Trail Safety Ambassadors are hosting four OASIS
(Off-road, Awareness, Safety, Information, Stop) events in August to encourage
the preservation and responsible use of Toronto's designated trails. At the
events, information will be provided about how to share and preserve the
sensitive environment of multi-use trails.

OASIS events will be held on the following dates from 11 a.m. to 3
p.m.
  • August 4 - Rouge Park, across from the Metro Toronto Zoo
  • August 11 - Sherwood Park, east of Mount Pleasant at the end of Sherwood Avenue
  • August 19 - Centennial Park, Etobicoke Creek (west side of park)
  • August 25 - Don Trail at Pottery Road

The Road and Trail Safety Ambassador program is a City of Toronto and Toronto
Cycling Committee initiative providing safety information and raising
environmental awareness for all road and trail users -- cyclists, pedestrians,
motorists and in-line skaters.

The Road and Trail Safety Ambassadors thank their 2001 sponsors: Friends of the
Environment Foundation -- TD Canada Trust, the Province of Ontario, Road Safety
Value Partnership (RSVP), Mountain Equipment Co-op and the City of Toronto.

BACKGROUNDER
Use, share and protect Toronto's trails
  • The Road and Trail Safety Ambassador program is a City of Toronto and Toronto Cycling Committee initiative that provides information to raise safety and environmental awareness for all road and trail users. Ambassadors carry out special program events to promote this goal and encourage the public to share and protect Toronto's trails.
  • The Road and Trail Safety Ambassadors are working to ensure the viability and continuity of these environmentally sensitive areas. Ambassadors host OASIS (Off-road, Awareness, Safety, Information, Stop) and trail maintenance events, and distribute Protect the Trail stickers along with hiking and biking information pamphlets to encourage the preservation and responsible trail use of designated trails.
  • Ambassadors stage OASIS and Trail Maintenance events along park trails and in high traffic park areas. During these events, Ambassadors remind trail users of the importance of travelling only on designated routes, the ne ed to share trails with others, and safety concerns when riding. Ambassadors also clean up trails and help to raise awareness about soil erosion, trail degradation, and how people can protect and preserve green spaces for future generations.
  • The TD Canada Trust Friends of the Environment fund and the Road and Trail Safety Ambassadors have joined forces to help protect and preserve the environment. The Protect the Trail campaign encourages trail users to respect the environment and green spaces by using designated trails. The Ambassador program has produced 30,000 protect the trail stickers, which will be distributed to the public to remind people of their impact on the environment and the responsibility they share in protecting and preserving the environment.
  • The Road and Trail Safety Ambassadors are a safety and environmental awareness public outreach team that provides information to all road and trail users - cyclists, pedestrians, motorists and in-line skaters. The OASIS and Trail Maintenance progra m and Protect the Trail campaign are components of a city-wide campaign to encourage respect for the environment, and increase safety, co-operation and consideration between all trail users.


Media Contact
Sean Wheldrake
Bicycle Promotions Co-ordinator
416-392-1143

 

 

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