08/31/2009

Municipal input was requested for a survey on active transportation policy in Ontario
Background:

The Share the Road Cycling Coalition, a non-profit group focused on cycling and active transportation policy in Ontario, is conducting a brief online survey of experts in the fields of municipal affairs, planning, active transportation, advocacy, law enforcement, and economic development. 

They are seeking the input of municipalities on topics that will help Share the Road to develop an active transportation public policy framework for the provincial government.

Ontario does not have a defined public policy framework for cycling and this survey seeks feedback from municipalities in order to define possible areas for involvement by the province. The results of this survey will be used to present options to the provincial government, and to frame discussions at the upcoming Ontario Bike Summit in Waterloo, September 21-22 where a number of municipalities will be represented. The Bike Summit will also have presentations by international and Canadian speakers on active transportation and workshops related to best practices in cycling and active transportation master planning.

The survey is being conducted on behalf of Share the Road by the national research firm Strategic Communications, Inc. 

Municipalities will be receiving an e-mail regarding the survey in the next few days. Individual responses will be kept confidential. 

For more information on The Share the Road Cycling Coalition or the Ontario Bike Summit in Waterloo, September 21-22, 2009, please visit: http://www.sharetheroad.ca/.