June 13th, Long Sault, ON: 2019 Eastern Ontario Active Transportation Summit
Creating Walkable & Bikeable Rural Communities
June 13th, 2019 in Long Sault, ON
Hosted by the Township of South Stormont
Join us on Thursday June 13th from 8:30am-4:30pm on the banks of the St Lawrence River for the 2019 Eastern Ontario Active Transportation Summit (the EOAT Summit) hosted by the Township of South Stormont. As the longest running active transportation summit in the province, the EOAT Summit provides a cost effective and carefully curated professional development and networking opportunity for those with an interest in rural active transportation planning, trail development, cyclo-tourism and more. This year’s theme is focused on how rural communities can create walkable and bikeable communities through innovation, partnerships and planning!
Previous EOAT Summit attendees can attest to the benefits of attending – if you’re not familiar with the EOAT Summit, learn more here.
Who should attend
- Municipal staff (Planning; Parks & Recreation; Tourism; Economic Development; Transportation)
- Elected officials
- Business owners
- Community, health and social development professionals
- Individuals and advocates
Why you should attend
Attendees can expect to hear from and engage with noted professionals and experienced practitioners who have worked in rural communities. Highlights include:
- Developing and implementing active transportation policies, plans and strategies for rural communities;
- Making active transportation everyone’s responsibility;
- Using trails to create recreation and tourism opportunities;
- Becoming a Bicycle Friendly Community: steps and benefits;
- Mitigating risks when it comes to club management and trails development;
- Networking with local & regional peers to explore issues, address challenges and identify potential solutions.
NEW! Check out the draft agenda
When: Thursday June 13th, 2019 8:30am – 4:30pm
Where: South Stormont Community Hall in Long Sault, ON
Cost: $70 + HST (includes lunch and refreshments)