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May 25, 2000
City Launches the Road and Trail Safety Ambassadors Program
  
Councillor Jack Layton, co-chair of the Toronto Cycling Committee, will be
introducing this year's Road and Trail Safety Ambassadors at its kick off event
on May 24, 2000 in Nathan Phillips Square.

This year's team of 20 Road and Trail Safety Ambassadors will be raising public
awareness about cycling safety and culture in the city. The Ambassadors raise
sensitivity to the cycling environment by providing road and trail safety
information for all road and trail users - cyclists, pedestrians, motorists,
and in-line skaters.

"We support the efforts of the Road and Trail Safety Ambassadors, and encourage
the public to participate in the events planned throughout the summer," says
Councillor Layton.

The Toronto Cycling Committee is a citizen-based organization that works with
community groups and City Council to build a social, physical and economic
infrastructure that supports and encourages bicycle use in Toronto. For more
program information, visit the Web site at
www.city.toronto.on.ca/cycling ]. [Date: May 24, 2000
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Location: City Hall - Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen Street.

Expected times of arrival for civic centre rides are as follows:

East York Civic Centre at 11 a.m.
Etobicoke Civic Centreat 12 p.m.
Scarborough Civic Centre at 1 p.m.
York Civic Centre at 3 p.m
North York Civic Centre at 4 p.m.


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