To challenge workplaces (and offer a reward for their participation) you can register your office & your school and win prizes for making the switch this week while logging your progress. To make the ride a safe one, should you have any troubles with your bike this week while participating, you can also call BCAA’s bike assist to come and give you a hand, free of charge.
Check out the Bike to Work Week site to see if your community is participating, discover resources and events happening this week.
On a related note, having a city that is accessible to cyclists, with paths, transit compatibility, bike lanes etc. is vital to a place like Vancouver. The monthly Critical Mass rides to reclaim the city from motorized vehicles and create a car-free space for riders as they cycle as a group, giving a steady reminder of the need for change. The latest decision from City Council to dedicate a lane on the Burrard Bridge to cyclists seems to have this in mind, although not all are in agreement.
Under the trial, which will begin in mid-to-late June, all pedestrians will have to use the west sidewalk. Bicyclists will use the east sidewalk and the west curb lane, separated from traffic with barriers.[CBC]
In honor of this decision, and it being Bike to Work Week, here’s a quick poll: