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Planning, Coordinating and Providing a Better Cycling Environment for Canberrans

Pedal Power ACT, the Planning Institute of Australia (ACT Division) and the Heart Foundation ACT, supported by the Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate, invite you and your colleagues to:

free public forum on Planning, Coordinating and Providing a Better Cycling Environment for Canberrans –  the San Francisco Experience

  • Date:                 Thursday 5 June 2014
  • Time:                 5.00 – 6.30 pm
  • Venue:               Johnson Theatre, Pilgrim House, Cnr Northbourne Ave & Rudd St, Civic
  • RSVP:                by Monday 2 June 2014 at this link.

The forum will be led by Timothy Papandreou, the chief transport planner for San Francisco. Timothy is a keynote speaker at this month’s Velo-city Global cycling conference in Adelaide and is in worldwide demand for his insights into building active travel (cycling and walking) into the urban transport mix.

Timothy understands Australian conditions, having been born and educated in Melbourne.
In his career as a transport planner in California, he leads by example and bikes the talk: he lived in Los Angeles car-free for nearly 9 years using public transport, his bicycle and occasional car rentals, and is car free in San Francisco.

Timothy will discuss San Francisco’s experience in promoting active travel, and the lessons learned about world best practice at Velo-city Global 2014, Adelaide. He will also engage with the audience and a panel comprising:

Prof Barbara Norman Foundation Chair, Urban and Regional Planning, University of Canberra Co‑Director, Canberra Urban and Regional Futures
Past National President, Planning Institute of Australia
Anthony Burton Active Living Coordinator, Heart Foundation
Peter Strang Canberra Manager, GTA Consultants
John Armstrong Executive Director, Pedal Power ACT

Come and hear about the future of active travel, and share your views on how it can happen.

A Forum program and flyer are attached. We would appreciate it if you would circulate them and let your colleagues know about the Forum.

For further information, contact

Roger Bacon
Pedal Power Advocacy Team
[email protected]
0407 107 024