Hi everyone. Shawn here. My background is engineering and I have been at York Region for the last years working on active transportation infrastructure and programs that help people reduce their car dependence and make it easier to walk, bike and take transit. I'm excited about a 121km trail we are working on called the Lake to Lake Route that will connect Lake Simcoe to Lake Ontario. We also are close to completing our York Region Pedestrian and Cycling Planning and Design Guidelines, which I think are quite innovative and comprehensive. We are seeing the Vivanext rapidways taking shape on Highway 7 and Yonge Street, which are really transformational complete streets projects.
I've found APBP to be a wonderful, progressive organization and there is a ton of momentum for those in the active transportation field in Ontario. Victor Hugo said: "nothing is more powerful, not all the armies, than an idea who's time has come". The time has come to make more people-oriented places!
I enjoy outdoor adventures with my family like cycling, hiking, running, and camping.