Walking Around the World

June 2, 2009 at 9:23 am Leave a comment

A free lecture as part of the “Shifting Gears” series:

Walking Around the World: Innovation and inspiration for Designing, Engineering and Planning our Cities
June 8, 7 pm

Dr. Rodney Tolley with Bronwen Thornton, Walk 21

Note: the lecture takes place at UBC Robson Square, 800 Robson Street.
Reservations required: Call 778-782-5100 or email cstudies@sfu.ca

The obesity epidemic, congestion, pollution, peak oil and climate change are just five of the imperatives that demand we walk more — and walk more often. Yet the barriers to walking have intensified in recent years.

This presentation will show how streets around the world are being opened up again to people on foot, with spectacular benefits for our personal health, and the health of our cities, our communities and our children.

These lectures are sponsored by the Bombardier Foundation and the Active Transport Lab at the University of British Columbia and BC Recreation and Parks Association. Program partner: Simon Fraser University City Program.

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