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Special Presentation by Vélo Québec on November 29

Nov 15, 2011

The City of Mississauga Cycling Office in collaboration with the Mississauga Cycling Advisory Committee is hosting a presentation, Building a Cycling Culture - the Québec perspective, by Vélo Québec representative Jean François Pronovost on November 29.

"The City of Mississauga is moving forward on its commitment to fostering a culture of cycling as a way of life," said Jacquelyn Hayward Gulati, manager, Cycling Office, Transportation and Works Department. "This free public event will provide residents with the opportunity to learn about how Mississauga can be successful in creating a bicycle-friendly city."

Special Presentation

What: Jean François Pronovost, Vélo Québec, vice president, Development and Public Affairs, will share his expertise and insight about creating bicycle-friendly cities.
Eleanor McMahon, chief executive officer and founder, Share the Road Cycling Coalition; will highlight current cycling advocacy efforts in Ontario.
Q&A will follow after the presentations.

When: Tuesday, November 29, 7 to 9 p.m.

Where: Noel Ryan Auditorium
Mississauga Central Library
301 Burnhamthorpe Rd. W.
(Burnhamthorpe Rd. W. and Duke of York Blvd.)

About Vélo Québec
Vélo Québec is a non-profit organization that has played an important role in the development of a bicycle-friendly culture and cycling route networks throughout the Province of Québec. The organization encourages the use of bicycles in order to improve the environment, health and well-being of citizens. For more information please visit

City of Mississauga Cycling Master Plan
The City of Mississauga’s Cycling Master Plan focuses on developing cycling as a way of life in the City, building an integrated network of cycling routes and aims to adopt a safety first approach to cycling. The Cycling Master Plan can be viewed at

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Media Contact:
Baljit Seran
Public Affairs Consultant
City of Mississauga
905-615-3200 ext. 5050
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