Windsor has a lot of advantages for people who commute to work by bicycle, says Dr. Christopher Waters, Associate Dean of Law..
"The terrain is flat, the climate is mild, and most distances in the city are not too great," says Dr. Waters. He says he bikes year-round and would like to see more Windsorites join him in the bike lanes.
Waters is one of the organizers of Rolling Forward, a free public conference sponsored by the Faculty of Law and the Windsor Bicycling Committee, to be held in the law school on Saturday, June 26.
"We're hoping to move the cycling agenda forward in Windsor," he says. "We'll be looking at planning and infrastructure, legal issues, promotion and advocacy."
Keynote speaker Ben Gomberg, cycling coordinator for the city of Chicago, will address "Creating a Cycling Friendly City." Also on the agenda are MPP Cheri DiNovo, sponsor of private members bill on cycling safety; Ronald Schirm, cycling coordinator for Kitchener, Josette Eugeni, Windsor's manager for transportation planning; and Associate Dean Waters himself.
The conference runs 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and includes a free lunch for registered participants. For more information or to register, contact Sandra Stein at firstname.lastname@example.org or 519 253-3000, ext. 2923.
Law professor Christopher Waters rides his bike to work every day. He is one of the organizers of a conference on the Future of Cycling in Windsor, on campus June 26.