CALGARY (660 NEWS) — Cycling experts from around the world are in the city Wednesday for the 2019 Winter Cycling Congress.
Calgary was chosen to host the annual event because it’s embraced year-round cycling and maintains a network of tracks.
The @WCCCalgary2019 begins tomorrow! As Transportation Planner Katherine Glowacz explains, we're a city that has embraced year-round cycling. Now, we have an opportunity to share and learn from experts from other winter cycling cities. #WCC2019 pic.twitter.com/euN52HsD4U
— City of Calgary (@cityofcalgary) February 5, 2019
City transportation planner Katherine Glowacz said representatives are here from eight countries.
“And we’re looking forward to learning from other northern cities. There’s presenters coming from Sweden, Finland, the Netherlands and Russia. And we’re really looking forward as a city to applying what we learn and what we hear from them about winter city planning,” Glowacz said.
The speakers over the next three days include Gabe Klein from the U.S., who will talk about making big, sustainable change happen fast.