Active transportation: cycling, walking, running, using a mobility aid. Because May 26 – June 1 is “Bike to Work” week, but any time is a good time to get out of your car and get to where you’re going under your own steam.
Bike to Work Week serves to raise awareness and provides an ideal time for people to try active transportation for their first time. To register, go to www.biketowork.ca . Under “communities” choose “Salt Spring and other Gulf Islands” and follow the prompts from there. Any problems or ideas: just get in touch with Jan (local BtWW coordinator) at firstname.lastname@example.org .
There are lots of ways to participate even if you don’t use active transportation. For instance, come to the “Happy Pathday” appreciation event for the new pathway along Lower Ganges Road: Saturday, May 24, 11 AM at the bus stop across from Country Grocer.
Instead of driving around Ganges looking for a spot to park, leave your car where there’s more parking and enjoy the walk into town or park it at the bottom of a hill and use food calories instead of fossil fuel to get to your friends’ house. Good for you, good for the earth and good for our community.
Happy, safe travels during Bike to Work Week and always!