Move Forward is a full-day event to discuss challenges, opportunities and actions to develop active transportation across New Brunswick. It is presented by recreation planning staff at the Regional Service Commissions in New Brunswick and our partners.


T: 506-343-7946

E: ncameron@frsc.ca

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Registration is CLOSED

We have reached capacity for the Symposium on Nov 14th.


No registration is required for the Round Table Nov 13th. All are welcome. However, seating is limited so come early.

November 13th 2019
Five and Dime Pub
34 Grannan Steet
Saint John, NB
Kick Off Social

7:00PM - 9:00PM

Active Transportation Round Table Discussion:
How can we create a community that does not depend on owning a car (or two)? Grab a pint and discuss this challenging subject with our feature guests Wayne Arrowsmith of Velo NB, Simon Dubé of La Bikery, Craig Campbell of Saint John Bike Share and Adam Fine of Fathom Studio.

November 14th 2019
Lily Lake Pavilion
55 Lake Drive South
Saint John, NB

8:30AM - 9:00AM


9:00AM - 9:15AM

Panel Discussion:
What are the barriers to active transportation in New Brunswick?

9:15AM – 10:30AM

Jane McCulloch, President of Terminus Consulting



Jon Lewis, Traffic Engineer for the City of Fredericton
Marc Leger, Trails Coordinator for the Southeast Regional Service Commission
Stephen Stone, Planner for Dillon Consulting
Dana Purton Dickson, Director of Community Services for the Town of Quispamsis
Richard Beauregard-Long, Functional Planning Analyst for the New Brunswick Department of Transportation and Infrastructure


10:30AM - 10:45AM

The Mechanics of Building Nova Scotia’s Provincial Cycling Network

10:45AM - 11:30AM

Ben Buckwold, Director of Bikeways and Blue Route Implementation at Bicycle Nova Scotia

Bicycle Nova Scotia began working collaboratively with the Province of Nova Scotia, municipalities and community partners to develop the Blue Route Provincial Cycling Network five years ago. Our vision is to build a network that offers comfortable and practical bicycle travel between communities across the province. We have an ambitious plan of designating 3000km of bike routes within the network, incorporating on and off-road routes in urban and rural areas. This presentation will cover progress to date, the tools that we are using to build the Blue Route in collaboration with many stakeholders, and considerations for the future.

New Brunswick Regional Greenway Showcase

11:30AM - 12:00PM
Nick Cameron, Fundy Regional Service Commission
Serge Dugas, La Véloroute de la Péninsule Acadienne
Ernest Ferguson, La Véloroute de la Péninsule Acadienne

This session will put the spotlight on regional greenway projects currently under development in New Brunswick and discuss the opportunity they provide for cycle tourism, active living and population growth.

Featured Projects
•    Coastal Link Trail
•    Woolastook Trail
•    Shoreline Trail
•    La Véloroute de la Péninsule Acadienne


12:00PM - 1:00PM

Poster exhibits by symposium partners.

Creating a Business Case for Active Transportation Infrastructure

1:00PM - 2:00PM

Kevin Brown, Planning Manager at NB Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture
Gregor MacAskill, Economist at Gardner Pinfold Consulting

ROI, GDP, AADT? Public infrastructure projects require much more than a one-time vote in the council chamber or legislature. New Brunswick’s fiscal situation has created an increasing demand for evidence-based decision making and investments that are proven to be strategic. This session will explore tools and data sources for building active transportation infrastructure proposals, and promoting the benefits when residents and tourists are enabled to move by their own power.

From Surfaces to Services: Why people should read New Brunswick’s inclusive and sustainable transportation strategy and what it means for active transportation

2:00PM - 2:30PM

Dr Trevor Hansen, Associate Professor at the University of New Brunswick’s Department of Civil Engineering

Dr. Hanson was a member of the Rural and Urban Transportation Advisory Committee of the Economic and Social Inclusion Corporation that in 2017 published a 20-year transportation strategy for New Brunswick.  Dr. Hanson will present his perspective on the relevance of the strategy to helping enhance Active Transportation development in New Brunswick, and will draw examples from some of his previous work to show opportunities for next steps.


2:30PM - 2:45PM

Small Actions for Big Change: building lasting momentum for active transportation

2:45PM - 3:15PM

Kelsey Lane, Sustainable Transportation Coordinator at the Ecology Action Centre

This session will discuss tools and strategies that build support for active transportation in communities. We will dive into the active transportation successes that have brought about real change, and challenges we are still working to overcome. We walk through inspiring project examples that demonstrate ways to leverage the relationship between community, non-profits and government to get things done.

An Action Plan for New Brunswick

3:15PM - 4:15PM

This working session will engage delegates to illustrate a new vision for active transportation in New Brunswick. The goal of the session is to develop short-term and long-term next steps. Areas of action may include:

·         Advocacy

·         Policy and Legislation

·         Infrastructure

·         Tourism and Business Development

·         Programming (e.g. funding, education, community engagement, events)

Next Steps & Closing Remarks

4:15PM - 4:30PM