Building The Mid-Sized Cycling City

Dates: Tuesday April 26 4-5pm, 6:30-8pm & Tuesday May 17 10am-1pm

Much has been written about the multi-modal successes of Dutch cities and towns, where walking, cycling, and public transit—often in combination with each other—have been the dominant modes of transport for nearly fifty years.

Now, in the face of a global pandemic, cities of all sizes around the world are realizing that to become more safe, inclusive, and resilient places, private automobiles must play more of a background role.

But what concrete lessons can mid-sized Canadian cities such as Windsor learn from the Netherlands, who—after a similar crisis in the early 1970s—decided to take their previously car-based environment—and mobility network—in a very different direction? How might reducing car-dependence increase transportation equity for everyone? And how can we make these changes quickly and effectively?

Melissa Bruntlett and Chris Bruntlett of Modacity will convene two virtual events hosted by the Centre for Cities in collaboration with the Windsor Essex County Environment Committee (WECEC), and with the support of the Dutch Cycling Embassy, WE-SPARK Health Institute, and the City of Windsor through the ward funds of Ward 4 Councillor Chris Holt. The first is a public lecture and discussion, and the second is a workshop for City of Windsor and County of Essex employees. Visit their website for registration details [link].