The fourth annual Eastern Ontario Active Transportation Summit took place May 31–June 1, 2017 in Carleton Place. Experts came from across the province and participants from across Eastern Ontario to this successful event.
Quote by Forbes Symon, Director Planning & Development, North Grenville from the 1st Active Transportation Summit
I wanted to touch base with you early in the new year and talk about active transportation. Last conference in Almonte was exceptional. I believe I will look back and see that event as what reenergized my commitment to active transportation.
Already in North Grenville we have partnered with the Health Unit and UCDSB to work on safe routes to school, identified point people in Planning, Recreation and Public Works to collectively work on active transportation, we are in the process of renaming our trails committee the active transportation committee, we have reviewed applications for bike friendly certification and starting to work towards submitting an application, identified the need for OP policies specific to active transportation to be developed and incorporated into the OP in 2015, communicated to developers the need for complete streets in their development proposals etc… All of which was triggered by your event. For that I thank you.