Share the Road is working to coordinate a series of virtual engagement opportunities so that we can stay connected and continue to learn from each other over the next few months. Some of our webinars will be exclusive for registered #OBS20 delegates as a thank you for their patience as we work to postpone the summit and others will be open to our broader network and the public.
The list was last updated on May 14th and will continue to be updated with new webinars and registration details.
Making Space: Adapting to change - Wednesday, May 27th @ 1-2pm EST
Join Share the Road and The Centre for Active Transportation for a discussion about how the transportation sector should be adapting to changes during the COVID-19 pandemic and recovery. Participants will hear the results of a recent transit user survey conducted in Toronto and engage with representatives from WSP Canada on topics such as end of trip facilities, managing transit demand and the expansion of outdoor commercial space.
This webinar is presented with generous support from WSP Canada.
Past Engagements & Recordings
Making space for physical distancing in Ontario - (EVENT COMPLETED Wednesday, April 22 @ 3pm)
The Share the Road Cycling Coalition and The Centre for Active Transportation invite you to join us for a conversation about making space for physical distancing in Ontario.
Participants will hear from Dr. Anne Harris, an epidemiologist from Ryerson University who recently co-wrote a letter of support for rebalancing streets and making more space for sidewalks and for cycling. Representatives from Brampton, including Councillor Rowena Santos, will also be sharing insights from the street rebalancing initiative currently underway there - one of the first in Ontario. Lastly, participants will be invited to participate in an initiative to co-develop a set of key questions for planners and advocates to use while rebalancing streets.
You can also check out our blog post on the topic: https://medium.com/share-the-road-cycling-coalition/making-space-for-physical-distancing-in-ontario-a-conversation-c8609e6d576
For a summary & recording of this webinar visit www.sharetheroad.ca/rebalancing.
Virtual Book Reading with Molly Hurford - (EVENT COMPLETED Wednesday, April 29th @ 10:30am)
Molly Hurford is a cyclist, podcaster and the author of the Shred Girls books - an empowering series about mountain biking. Share the Road is teaming up with Molly to provide a virtual book reading for families in our network. Molly will be reading a short chapter from her newest book Ali's Rocky Ride, which comes out in July. Participants will also be able to submit questions for Molly to answer. This is a free event. Donations are encouraged to support cycling advocacy in Ontario if you are in a position to do so (suggested donation $10).
More information about the books, including how to pre-order Ali's Rocky Ride available here: https://shred-girls.com/get-the-books/
Municipal Advisory Committee Virtual Meet Up - (EVENT COMPLETED Wednesday, April 29th @ 7pm)
We will be coordinating a virtual meet-up for members of municipal advisory committees on cycling, active transportation and trails. We've heard from a lot of advisory committee members that they would benefit from a connection to other committee members across the province. Over the past week, we have heard from representatives in over 20 communities about the opportunities and challenges committees are working on and we are using that feedback to build the meet up agenda. If you filled out our survey last week, you will automatically be added to our invite list and receive the webinar access details via the email you provided. If you are a committee member interested in participating but did not fill out the survey, please sign up online below so we can send you the access details. We look forward to connecting with you virtually!
This event was not recorded.
Making Space: What, Where and How - (EVENT COMPLETED Wednesday, May 13th @ 1-2pm)
Join the Share the Road Cycling Coalition and The Centre for Active Transportation for our second in a series of webinars about rebalancing streets. Participants in this Zoom webinar will hear about what communities of various sizes have been doing across Canada to make more space for physical distancing. We will also be joined by representatives from the City of New Westminster, City of Mississauga and City of Toronto to share details about how and where they are making more space for sidewalks and cycling.
Building Your Counting Program - (EVENT COMPLETED Thursday, May 14th @ 1-2pm)
Share the Road is working with our long-time partners at Eco-Counter to offer a complimentary webinar about counting. Participants in this webinar will learn about how to build an effective counting program and leverage counting efforts to build a more bicycle-friendly community. Examples will be shared by municipalities at various stages of their counting program, including the City of Mississauga and the County of Essex.
Virtual Book Reading: The Yellow Bicycle - (EVENT COMPLETED Wednesday, May 20th @ 10:30 - 11am)
We're co-hosting another virtual book reading! On May 20th, we're partnering with London Cycle Link to host a virtual book reading of The yellow Bicycle. This illustrated book tells the story of a little girl who delights in riding on the back of her mother's bicycle, until one day she gets a bike of her own. The book was written by Igor Colares, illustrated by Beto Franca and translated from Portugese by London Cycle Link Board Chair Luis Patricio. The book will be read by Linda Bussiere from the London Public Library.
This free event is also a fundraiser to support two cycling initiatives to provide essential workers in London with bicycles and to advocate for more safe spaces to ride bikes in London and across Ontario. If you are in a position to support this work, the suggested donation is $10. All contributions welcome.