s e c t io n news BC INTERIOR SECTION The CITE BC Interior Section and PIBC Okanagan Chapter held a joint conference on October 10, 2019. The theme covered: Health, Equity, and Innovation in the Built Environment. This event had the Section’s largest attendance on record of 103 registrants. Dr. Megan Winters has been studying the Impacts of Bicycle Infrastructure in Mid-Sized Cities and provided a presentation titled: “If we build it…who will come? Equity in Spatial Access to Bicycling Infrastructure in MidSized Cities”. Two tours were offered. One was an E-Scooter tour about extending use of multi-use trails to other micro-mobility options. The other was a walking tour on safe navigation for those with vision loss. The afternoon continued with presentations on equity including transportation focused presentations on “Using Bikeshare Data to Understand Bicycle Traffic in Kelowna”, “Planning with a Winter Lens: Adapting Winter City Strategies from Large Urban Centres for Mid-Sized Communities”, and Kelowna 2040: Our Kelowna as we Grow and Our Kelowna as we Move. The Section AGM saw the following changes in the Executive: Tom Baumgartner (President), Ellen Croy (Vice President), Vipul Garg (Treasurer), Mahmudur Fatmi (Secretary), and Ian Roth (Past President). There were several Members-at-Large who were also sworn in: Gary Vlieg, Gordon Lovegrove, Stephen Sargeant, Abdulrahman Masoud, Jasmine Smith, Amanda Watson, Chad Williams, and Elnaz Ansari.
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