49 – The Junction – Active Transportation

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Original Recording Date: July 13, 2016

Guests: Alex Chapman – Energy Manager, City of Guelph, Yvette Tendick – President of the Guelph Coalition for Active Transportation

I came down to the Junction and discovered a parade!  It was the “Celebration of Active Transportation” – there were bikes, wagons, and many people proudly marching on foot, winding their way through the streets of the neighbourhood in a celebratory parade.  It was super fun!  And I grabbed two guests to talk about it – Alex Chapman, who is the Energy Manager for the City of Guelph, and Yvette Tendick, who is the president of the Guelph Coalition for Active Transportation.  This is a fantastically informative radio episode about non-vehicle transportation, and certainly made me want to get back on a bike.  You can find out more about this Coalition by following the link I’ve posted below.  This is what their website describes:

  • Concerned about climate change and health? Tired of paying those high gas prices? Come and learn about Guelph Coalition for Active Transportation!

    GCAT has a vision for the city. We hope to increase the quantity, quality and safety of active transportation in Guelph.

    We hop to get more people, on bikes, more often! We want to make cycling in Guelph safer and more efficient. We are looking for the public’s input as to how to make this vision a reality.

    GCAT also wants to make Guelph more friendly to pedestrians. We would like the City of Guelph to commit to better, more inviting, walking facilities. And some better signage too, to let people know that going from one place to another on foot is certainly possible.

    GCAT is looking for your input! Please visit our Events page for open meeting dates and other GCAT events around the city, or drop us a line at activeguelph@gmail.com.

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