Bike to Work Week Starts Today
Prince George, B.C. – Hundreds of Prince George residents are participating in Bike to Work Week starting today.
The official launch was this morning out front of City Hall where participants are being treated to free breakfast snacks until 9:00 a.m.
“The goal is to encourage and celebrate cycling in Prince George,” noted coordinator Jessy Rajan. “And to really show the community that it’s a viable option.”
She said there are other benefits too.
“I think most people view it as a low carbon option, but it’s also for healthy living.”
“I think every week should be Bike to Work Week,” added Kyrke Gaudreau, director of urban cycling for the Prince George Cycling Club and sustainability manager at UNBC. ” Whether you’re in Vancouver or up in Prince George or the Yukon, people ride year round. And I encourage you to be on your bike as often as you can.”
Prince George Mayor Lyn Hall was also on hand and remarked that Prince George is becoming a more ‘bike friendly’ community.
“I think what really kick started that was a couple of years ago where we had the bike lanes on North Nechako added in and it was a partnership between the City and the Province, and we’re seeing more of that,” he said.
“When you look at the City we have a tremendous amount of bike lanes, I think 70 some kilometres, and sometimes you drive around and don’t realize, wow, there’s bike lanes all over our city.”
Bike to Work Week runs through June 5th. You can register by hitting the following link:https://www.biketowork.ca/prince-george.