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BY KELLY ROCHE
Whether you’ve got a hoverboard prototype or tips to get more residents out of their cars, have your say in the future of how we move: The inaugural Mississauga Moves transportation summit takes place Nov. 9.
“We recognize that the city’s transportation system, our roads, highways, transit and active transportation such as walking and cycling needs to evolve,” said transportation and works commissioner Martin Powell.
The summit is the first opportunity to provide input for the development of the city’s transportation master plan, which begins in 2016.
From a simple road network and three bus routes to a complex road network with multiple highways, an 80 route transit system with rapid transit and a 400 km cycling network, Mississauga’s transportation system has evolved over the last 40 years.
The event runs from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Living Arts Centre.
Participants can listen and take part in discussions with local and international transportation experts. Keynote speaker Samuel Schwartz, also known as Gridlock Sam, began his professional transportation career as a New York City taxi cab driver, later becoming NYC’s traffic commissioner and chief engineer in the department of transportation.
If talking heads aren’t your thing, you can also design your own transit system or tour the Mississauga Transitway.
The summit is free, however, registration is mandatory.