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City of Mississauga unveils new bike racks as part of Port Credit Cultural Node pilot project

Aug 17, 2011

On Saturday, as part of the City of Mississauga's Port Credit Cultural Node pilot project, new bike racks will be made available to all residents and visitors in the Port Credit area.

"Mississauga is a city that looks for ways in which it can improve the functionality of our communities for all residents and visitors, while being creative at the same time," said Susan Burt, City of Mississauga director, Culture Division. "This pilot project gives us the flexibility to further Port Credit's reputation as a vibrant community where people want to live and visit."

The Port Credit Cultural Node was included in the City's Culture Master Plan, which was approved by Council in June 2009. Incorporating additional bicycle parking in nodes like Port Credit is one of the actions identified in the City of Mississauga's Cycling Master Plan that will contribute to building an integrated cycling network. The new racks have an innovative design and are made from 100% recycled materials.

The addition of new bike racks is one facet of the Cultural Node pilot project being implemented this summer. Other activities include additional on-street parking during the Port Credit Farmer's Market and the allowance of retail displays and street furniture.

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Who: Ward 1 Councillor Jim Tovey; Ellen Timms, General Manager, Port Credit BIA; Board of Director's representatives; City of Mississauga Cycling Office and Mississauga Cycling Advisory Committee representatives.

What: Bike rack installation as part of Port Credit Cultural Node Pilot Project.

Where: Farmer's Market area, corner of Elmwood Avenue and Lakeshore Road East

When: Saturday, August 20 at 9:30 a.m.

As Canada's sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 734,000 residents and 55,000 businesses, including 63 Fortune 500 companies with Canadian head offices or major divisional head offices. A diverse, progressive and award-winning municipality located on the shores of Lake Ontario in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area, Mississauga is "Leading Today for Tomorrow" by focussing on delivering services, implementing its Strategic Plan, delivering value for money, maintaining infrastructure and continuing to be an employer of choice.

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Media Contact:
Lindsay Noronha
Public Affairs Consultant
City of Mississauga
905-615-3200 ext. 5053
TTY: 905-896-5151
lindsay.noronha@mississauga.ca

 






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