How can we leverage existing programs and road safety initiatives to move forward with Vision Zero across the province? Since 2010, Share the Road has been working with 90+ municipalities across Ontario as part of their Bicycle Friendly Communities (BFC) program.
Through the BFC program, communities conduct audits of their cycling investments and work with Share the Road to chart a path to a more bicycle-friendly future.
This session with Share the Road Executive Director, Auditing the System: Share the Road, can serve as a baseline for understanding: which Vision Zero best practices are already underway, and how we can work with municipalities to transition their interest in cycling safety into Vision Zero commitments. This presentation will look specifically at the opportunities and challenges that exist for Vision Zero in smaller communities (under 50,000 residents).
Jamie joined Share the Road in 2013 and worked as our Youth Education Manager until stepping into the role of Executive Director in December 2014. Jamie has cycled for fun and for transportation since elementary school, but her real passion for getting around on two wheels began with a bike trip between Ottawa and Kingston while pursuing her undergraduate degree at Queen’s University. Since then, she has completed a Master’s thesis exploring people’s motivations for cycling, worked as a School Travel Planning Facilitator in Ottawa and coordinated Ottawa’s Bike to Work Month with EnviroCentre.
Jamie was inspired by Share the Road’s strategic and long-term vision for cycling and the organization’s partnership-based approach to advocacy. She is proud to lead the Share the Road team moving forward. Her areas of expertise include strategic planning, project management and stakeholder facilitation.