Niagara Municipality Encourages More People To Trade in Four Wheels for Two

Bike to Work Week – Monday, June 5th thru Friday, June 9th

A Call-Out from the City of St. Catharines

Posted June 5th, 2017 on Niagara At Large

Better sleep. Lower blood pressure. Save money. Reduce stress. Discover the many benefits of active transportation by taking part in Bike to Work Week in St. Catharines.

The City of St. Catharines is encouraging residents to turn their daily commute into a healthy activity by cycling to and from work. This month is Bike to Work month in Ontario and the City is marking Bike to Work Week here in St. Catharines June 5-9.

Residents who cycle to work are encouraged to post a photo on Twitter of themselves and their bikes when they get to work using the hashtag #BikeSTC during Bike to Work Week for a chance to win a prize pack, including Film House tickets. One winner will be randomly selected from the posts that take place during Bike to Work Week.

Read more in the attached release. Can’t open the attachment? It’s also posted online at

The City of St. Catharines kicked off Bike to Work Week today and is encouraging residents to discover the many benefits of active transportation by turning their daily commute into a healthy activity. Pictured from left are: Peter Warwick, Active Transportation Advisory Committee member, Robert Hillier, committee member, Peter Leyser, City transportation technologist, Rob Lapensee, City corporate communications officer, Mayor Walter Sendzik, Brian Applebee, City manager of transportation services, and David Wyllie, committee member. Photo courtesy of City of St. Catharines, Ontario

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One response to “Niagara Municipality Encourages More People To Trade in Four Wheels for Two

  1. Linda McKellar

    That’s a great idea for 9 to 5 desk jockeys but my commute was for 12 hour shifts at a distance of over 20 miles on back roads at night! I think people who can do it should do so. Good for them and good for the planet.

    Talking about it isn’t enough. The region needs to install more designated bike lanes in towns and cities to ensure access and safety for riders so it can be truly practical. Otherwise biking in cities is taking your life in your hands because drivers seldom show any respect. These lanes must be enforced with barriers to keep drivers from using them to pass on the right or for turns. Bikers also need to obey the rules of the road and often do not. Biking works great in many countries but isn’t encouraged enough here. It should be.


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