Can We Learn to Share Toronto's Streets?

Christopher Hume moderates panel exploring strategies to sharing our roads

TORONTO, May 14 /CNW/ - It's been a challenging year for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians to navigate Toronto streets safely. The year began with an unprecedented spike in pedestrian fatalities and the debate about the City's plan to expand bike lanes continues. How we choose to get around the city has never been more controversial.

On Monday, May 17th, at 7:00 p.m., a panel of experts will try to find common ground in the ongoing debate over how we can best share Toronto's streets. As part of Toronto Public Library's City Series, in partnership with the Toronto Star, this free event will take place in the Appel Salon at the Toronto Reference Library. The Star's urban design critic Christopher Hume will moderate the panel, which includes Toronto Cyclists Union Executive Director Yvonne Bambrick, Moore Park Residents' Association past president and urban planner Ellen Greenwood, 8-80 Cities Executive Director Gil Penalosa, and City of Toronto Pedestrian Projects Manager Fiona Chapman.

    What:   The City Series: Sharing the Streets - Bikes, Cars and
    Where:  Bram & Bluma Appel Salon
            Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street (north of Bloor)
    When:   Monday, May 17, 2010, 7:00 pm (Doors/cash bar open at 6:00 pm)
    Who:    Moderator: Christopher Hume
            Panelists: Yvonne Bambrick (Toronto Cyclists Union)
            Ellen Greenwood (Moore Park Residents Association)
            Gil Penalosa (8-80 Cities)
            Fiona Chapman (City of Toronto Pedestrian Projects)

Seating is on a first-come basis.

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SOURCE Toronto Public Library

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