Canadian Michael Haynes has a broad background trail development and management. He is currently the Director of TransActive Solutions, a company dedicated to improving the walkability and bikeability of Canadian communities. He has been a member of project teams developing cycling and pedestrian plans, trail plans as well as Active Transportation plans.

Previously, he was the National Active Transportation and TrailsCanada Coordinator of "Go for Green", managing the national trails website and was the Executive Director of the Nova Scotia Trails Federation, the provincial NGO coordinating the development of the Trans Canada Trail.

Michael will dive into the issues of developing policy that delivers cost effective solutions and more sustainable health, transport, environmental, recreation and tourism outcomes to the community.