Countdown is on for Bike to Work Week

British Columbians are encouraged to get on a bike and go green May 30-June 5, for the 17th annual official Bike to Work Week

VICTORIA – British Columbians are encouraged to get on a bike and go green May 30-June 5, for the 17th annual official Bike to Work Week – with events being held in 17 communities around the province.

The provincial government is committing $178,000 to Bike to Work BC to encourage commuters to cycle to work. This investment supports ongoing work to create new, safe and high-quality cycling trails, bike lanes, bike lockers and more, thanks to Bike BC, a provincial strategy to encourage people to ride bikes, rather than drive cars.

Minister of Environment Terry Lake said, “I want to encourage everyone to leave their cars at home because riding five kilometers to and from work just once a week equals 10 kilograms fewer of carbon dioxide emissions and fuel savings of $55 per person each year. Getting more cyclists out there means lower GHG emissions, a healthier planet and healthier families.”

Bike to Work BC is a registered non-profit society that hosts the annual event around B.C. to encourage more people to use bikes as their primary transportation choice.

Find more information on Bike to Work BC at: www.biketowork.ca

 

Find more information on Bike BC at: www.th.gov.bc.ca/BikeBC

– Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure