City encourages everyone to use, share, and protect our trails|
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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
- August 4 - Rouge Park, across from the Metro Toronto
- August 11 - Sherwood Park, east of Mount Pleasant at the end of
- August 19 - Centennial Park, Etobicoke Creek (west side of
- 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.
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
- 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
- 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
- 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.
|Bicycle Promotions Co-ordinator |