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SnowFall: Winter Cycling Congress Warmup Webinar

  • Thursday, November 12, 2020
  • 17:00 - 19:30
  • Zoom (Helsinki Time)


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Welcome to SnowFall, a pre-season winter cycling conference warmup event. 

This event features two panels filled with very special guests followed by moderated Q&A. Come. Learn. Bring your questions and ideas.  

Session 1 - Is YOUR city ready?
Winter plans, policies, and procedures from Finland, Canada and the US leading featuring a discussion with city staff from Minneapolis, Turku, Oulu and Montreal. Followed by Q&A

Live from Finland - Video Tour Break (Pekka Tahkola)

Session 2 - Are YOUR people ready? How to nudge culture and lay the foundation for new ways of moving. Share best practices in motivating others and discuss what it takes to get millions of people - or maybe just your uncle - to ride in winter every day. 


Harri Vaarala
Oulu, Finland
Traffic Engineer from the world's most bike-friendly winter city, Oulu, Finland. Ex-brewmaster, ok bike planner, average cyclist.

Stella Aaltonen

Turku, Finland
Aaltonen coordinates the Mobility and transport action in the city of Turku and leads CIVITAS ECCENTRIC and USER-Chi projects in the city.

Bartek Komorowski
City of Montreal expert in winter cycling best practices. Winter Cycling Federation Board Member

Matthew DyrdahlAICP, CTP, LCI
Transportation Planner/Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator
City of Mennapolis

Moderated by Anders Swanson, Chair of Velo Canada Bikes, founder of Winter Bike to Work Day


Marjo Harju
Doctoral student, University of Turku 

Glenn Kubish
Edmonton, Canada
All-seasons bicycle rider living in Edmonton. Co-founder of Coffee Outside, a weekly, Friday-morning meetup with bicycle riders and active transportation advocates in Edmonton. Pecha Kucha presenter at Winter Cycle Congress (Minneapolis, Montreal, Moscow, Calgary). @kub64 on Twitter. 

Leigh Anne Parry
Co-founder of the Plain Bicycle Project, former bicycle courier, and multi-media artist.

Moderated by Becca Wolfson, ED of Boston Cyclists' Union, Boston, USA

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