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Creating a healthier community and environment by connecting active living, tourism and commuter cycling with light rail, subway and bus services © Donald.

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1 Creating a healthier community and environment by connecting active living, tourism and commuter cycling with light rail, subway and bus services © Donald Wiedman, Dec

2 GO-by-Bike – Donald Wiedman © 2007 Introduction Donald Wiedman 20 year social marketing specialist, not for profit Mental Illness Awareness Week Governor Generals Medals for Architecture, RAIC Gold Medal Transit funding, blue box & Ontarios greenbelt Communications director Architect, veterinarian and psychiatrist national association communications, publications and conferences Urban transportation and rural tourism cyclist Commuter cyclist since 1983, Montreal, Ottawa, T.O. Cycled: Denmark, Scotland, Newfoundland, Ottawa & Rideau Rivers, West Coast, Niagara, Northumberland, Ajax/Pickering/Whitevale, Burlington/Campbellville

3 GO-by-Bike – Donald Wiedman © 2007 Introduction Mission to create a model for: Improved cyclist access to light rail, subway and bus services Pilot transit destinations and nearby cycling routes Inspired by 2007 pilot Niagara Biketrain (VIA) Pilot 2008: GO-by-Bike to Ajax! & GO-by-Bike Ajax! (GO/TTC) Mission: health promotion and local tourism Pilot commuters cycling daily to and from transit stations Pilot 2008: GO-by-Bike to Work Ajax! (GO) Mission: sustainable transportation for the environment

4 GO-by-Bike – Donald Wiedman © 2007 Summer 2008: The Ajax Project GO-by-Bike to Ajax! – June/July 2008 GTA invited by GO and TTC (Danforth and Main hub) Trans Canada Trail and Waterfront Trail Cycling south along Duffins Creek to Ajax Waterfront, west to Petticoat Creek, Frenchmans Bay/Pickering, Millennium Park/Scarborough Ends at Rouge Hill GO station, Scarborough (15k) Avid cyclists continue 15k up Highland Creek to Guildwood GO GO-by-Bike Ajax! – June/July 2008 Ajax hosts / Durham invited by automobile to/from GO parking lot GO-by-Bike to Work Ajax! – August 2008 Work week, casual Fridays Safe lanes, demos, surveys, public education

5 GO-by-Bike – Donald Wiedman © 2007

6 GO-by-Bike to Ajax GO-by-Bike Ajax Every Sunday in June & July 2008 Beginning June 8 - Media launch in May Info and food festival on first Sunday 26 bicycles per train x 8 trains/day Partners Durham Sustain Ability Town of Ajax, City of Toronto GO Transit, TTC, Waterfront Trail, Trans Canada Trail Support from: TRCA, Canadian Urban Transit Association, Ontario Public Transportation Association, WATERFRONToronto, more… Province, regions, foundations and corporate sector Promotions Website, postcards, e-networking Media, communities, word of mouth

7 GO-by-Bike – Donald Wiedman © 2007 Ajax Waterfront Photo credits: Ontario Bike Paths.com

8 GO-by-Bike – Donald Wiedman © 2007 Main Danforth Rouge Hill GO Ajax GO Trans Canada Trail Waterfront Trail

9 GO-by-Bike – Donald Wiedman © 2007 Ajax GO GO-by-Bike to Ajax!

10 GO-by-Bike – Donald Wiedman © 2007

11 GO-by-Bike – Donald Wiedman © 2007

12 GO-by-Bike – Donald Wiedman © 2007

13 GO-by-Bike – Donald Wiedman © 2007 Rouge Hill GO Tunnel to waterfront More trail to enjoy 1k or 15k

14 GO-by-Bike – Donald Wiedman © 2007 GO-by-Bike Project Vision Year One GO-by-Bike / Ajax (Pickering/Scarborough) Waterfront Year Two GO-by-Bike Trails: GO & TTC GO: Mimico, Exhibition, Union, Main, Guildwood, Rouge Hill, Ajax, Oshawa/Clarington TTC: Old Mill, Jane, High Park, Castle Frank/Broadview, Main, Victoria Park, Leslie Year Three GO-by-Bike Camping GO-by-Bike Greenbelt: Ajax / Oak Ridges Moraine & Aldershot / Niagara Escarpment

15 GO-by-Bike – Donald Wiedman © 2007 GO-by-Bike 2010? GO TTC VIA Trail

16 GO-by-Bike – Donald Wiedman © 2007 GO-by-Bike to Work! Year One Go-by-Bike to Work Ajax (study pathways to GO parking) Month of August, focus on casual Fridays Storage & Study: attitudes, town routes, major barriers Year Five Pilot Ajax bike path station approaches (roads and paths) Study 401 crossing, bike path feasibility/attitudes Durham-wide bike pathways to GO parking pilot Year Ten 401 overpass study at Ajax, utilitarian cycling pathway GO/TTC-wide pilot: bike pathways to GO/TTC parking

17 GO-by-Bike – Donald Wiedman © 2007 GO-by-Bike-to-Work Ajax! Ajax GO Central bike pathway to GO Station for rail commuters, shoppers, day-trippers and tourists

18 GO-by-Bike – Donald Wiedman © 2007 GO-by-Bike-to-Work Ajax! Photo credits: Bob McMullen, Trails, trails and more trails; Trans Canada Trail

19 GO-by-Bike – Donald Wiedman © 2007 Next Steps Gather partners/founding members Funding: Foundations, Govt, sponsors, etc. Business plan and advisory network Communications plan and in-kind marketing Sponsorship program, stakeholders, etc. Temporary and permanent infrastructure


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