Transportation and Healthy Living Fair 16/06

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Transportation and Healthy Living Fair June 16th

Discover how easy it is to get active with Smart Commute Hamilton.

June 7, 2011 – Hamilton: On Thursday, June 16th join Smart Commute Hamilton to celebrate Hamilton commuters getting active! Located in Gore Park, downtown at King and James Streets, the Transportation and Healthy Living Fair brings together individuals and organizations to showcase what is happening to support healthy lifestyles and active, sustainable commutes like walking, cycling and transit.

Over 70% of the vehicle trips made in Hamilton are in single occupancy vehicles.  Skyrocketing gas prices and sedentary lifestyles are harming our health and our pocketbooks.  Putting more activity into our daily routine is good for us and can be cheap and easy.

The Transportation and Healthy Living Fair takes place during the Hamilton Clean Air Commute Week which kicks off on Sunday June 12 with Open Streets Hamilton and ends June 19.   Last year the provincial Clean Air Commute saved an estimated 500 tonnes of harmful air emissions.  This year’s Fair is happening in conjunction with the Downtown Hamilton BIA’s ‘Gore Park Summer Promenade Events’ which will bring more activity and life to the downtown.

The Transportation and Healthy Living Fair, takes place between 11:30 am and 1:30 pm on June 16th.  Featured exhibitors include Hamilton CarShare, Environment Hamilton, GoodLife Fitness, cycling ambassadors, the Hamilton Street Railway and businesses putting electric vehicles on our streets.

Admission is free and there are prizes to be won.   For more information please contact 905-540-8787 x 113, email air@greenventure.ca, or visit http://www.smartcommutehamilton.ca/en/events/transportation-healthy-living-fair-2011.

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Paul Barrett

Green Venture, Clean Air Programs Coordinator

905-540-8787, Ext 113, air@greenventure.ca

Peter Topalovic

Project Manager TDM, Environment & Sustainable Infrastructure
Smart Commute Hamilton
City of Hamilton Public Works