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City of Mississauga Hosts Presentation Featuring City of Chicago’s Bicycle Program

Aug 08, 2008

The City of Mississauga and the Mississauga Cycling Advisory Committee are hosting a special presentation with speaker Ben Gomberg, bicycle program co-ordinator with the City of Chicago, who will share his expertise in creating a bicycle-friendly city.

Date:
Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Time:
7 to 9 p.m.

Location:
Noel Ryan Auditorium
Mississauga Central Library
301 Burnhamthorpe Road West, Mississauga
(Burnhamthorpe Road West and Hurontario Street)

Speaker:
Gomberg, an urban planner and landscape architect, has been the City of Chicago's bicycle program co-ordinator for 12 years. The City of Chicago features 115 miles of bike lanes, 11,500 bike racks and has a $2.5 million annual budget for cycling improvements.

Details:
The presentation is free of charge and parking is available in Central Library's underground parking lot located off of Duke of York Boulevard.

Mississauga is Canada's sixth largest city with a population of more than 700,000. With well-established infrastructure and state-of-the-art facilities, the City is considered to be an employer of choice, delivering quality municipal programs and services to its citizens. Mississauga is a dynamic, diverse and progressive municipality, known for its economic strength and for being Canada's safest city.

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Media Contact:
Laurel Schut
Manager, Corporate Communications (A)
Phone: 905-615-3200 x5832
TTY:    905-896-5151
Email:   laurel.schut@mississauga.ca


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