Taking the Lane, presented by the Young Urbanists League, is a panel event that aims to address issues surrounding cycling and gender throughout the GTA.
On June 15th join us at the Parkdale Library from 6-7:30pm for a panel discussion of the current state of women and cycling in Toronto. The evening will unpack our city's cycling past. The conversation aims to look at: how did we get to where we are today, where we need to go, what tools we need in our city building toolkit, and who is missing from the conversation? Most importantly how can we reduce the problem of gender inequity in our community?
There is a serious lack of conversation and action around intersectionality and cycling. Both within the general cycling community and the City as a whole. This event hopes to bring to light that many women and GNC people in Toronto do not feel comfortable cycling due to unsafe streets (a lack of infrastructure) and the lack of outreach toward these people in general.
The panel will consist of the following:
Alex Legum - Evergreen and Sweet Pete’s
Lavinia Tanzim - Bad Girls Bike Club
Siva Vijenthira - Spacing Magazine
Katie Wittmann - Community Cycling Champion
Moderator: Tammy Thorne - Editor in Chief of Dandyhorse Magazine
Stay tuned for more details.