MASSE PITCHES BIKE/PEDESTRIAN ACCESS FOR NEW WINDSOR-DETROIT CROSSING TO ONTARIO BIKE SUMMIT

New Crossing Represents Incredible Opportunity to Build Modern Multi-Modal Infrastructure

MASSE PITCHES BIKE/PEDESTRIAN ACCESS FOR NEW WINDSOR-DETROIT CROSSING TO ONTARIO BIKE SUMMIT
New Crossing Represents Incredible Opportunity to Build Modern Multi-Modal Infrastructure

[TORONTO] Brian Masse NDP MP (Windsor West) and Official Opposition Critic for the Canada-US border is presenting at the 2015 Ontario Bike Summit promoting the Share the Bridge Campaign to cyclists across Ontario.

Launched in 2013 Share the Bridge seeks to ensure that cyclists and pedestrians will have access to the new crossing connecting Windsor-Detroit.  The campaign has generated interest and support from activists and policy makers in both Canada and the United States but has yet to have clear articulated support from Canada's federal government.

Masse discussed the Share the Bridge campaign: "Adding cycling and pedestrian access to the new crossing represents an incredible opportunity for stakeholders on both side of the border.  Creating an international crossing accommodating safe use for cyclists and pedestrians will allow us to leverage numerous economic opportunities and improve public health, public safety and environmental outcomes. Our federal government has yet to commit to making this investment a component of the project. We've developed significant support for this proposal at all levels of government in both Canada and the United States as well as at the grassroots level within the activist community.  We need to continue the advocacy for our Share the Bridge campaign in order to ensure that the government understands the public's interest in this investment."

Masse's presentation entitled: Share the Bridge-An Opportunity to Build Modern Multi-Modal International Infrastructure is designed to educate conference attendees about the Detroit River International Crossing (DRIC) project and it's potential to facilitate a range of positive outcomes by strengthening the cycling community in the Windsor-Detroit border region.

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