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November 16, 2005
Media Advisory - Official launch of the Bicycle Friendly Campuses Project
  
Tomorrow marks the official launch of the Bicycle Friendly Campuses Project.
Councillor Adam Giambrone, Chair of the Toronto Cycling Committee, will address
City councillors, university representatives, as well as members of the cycling
community about the goals of this project.

Date: Thursday, November 17
Time: 9 a.m.
Location: Members’ Lounge, City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.

The Bicycle Friendly Campuses Project is a one-year program run by the Toronto
Cycling Committee with funding from Environment Canada’s EcoAction Community
Funding Program. The project aims to increase the amount of cycling trips made
on four major campuses in Toronto by 10 per cent.

The City of Toronto, the Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD), Ryerson
University, the University of Toronto and York University have partnered with
the Toronto Cycling Committee to implement programs, build infrastructure and
foster support that will help achieve this worthwhile goal. In addition,
Christina Bouchard, Steven Gray and Marko Jotic have been hired as interns at
the partnering institutions to assist with the implementation of the project.

“Aside from improving air quality and reducing traffic and congestion,
cycling-friendly campuses improve the quality of life for everyone,” says
Councillor Adam Giambrone, Chair of the Toronto Cycling Committee. “ By
encouraging cycling we are promoting physical activity that relieves stress and
lowers health care costs, as well as fostering communities with closer
connections between people and their neighborhoods.”

For more information related to the project and its official launch please
visit http://www.toronto.ca/cycling/bfcp.htm


Media contacts:

Stacy Douglas
Community Cycling Organizer
416-338-5076
416-407-0301

Sean Wheldrake
Bicycle Promotions Co-ordinator
416-392-1143
416-988-4569



 

 

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