Claire Trevena, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, has issued the following statement on Fall Bike to Work Weeks:
“Today marks the start of Fall Bike to Work Weeks, another opportunity to get on a bike to go where you need to.
“Our government wants people of all ages and abilities to have more healthy, affordable and environmentally friendly ways to travel. That’s why, as part of CleanBC, we introduced Move.Commute.Connect., B.C.’s first active transportation strategy. Our strategy will help communities build more bike lanes and trails, giving more people the opportunity to choose an active mode of travel.
“Cycling is a great year-round activity that allows you to fit more activity into your life. My bike has been a reliable source of transportation, connecting me to the community and the places I need to go.
“As we are now getting into the fall, the days are shorter and the weather gets more variable. It’s more important than ever for cyclists to be seen and to ensure their bikes have working lights.
“Whether you cycle to work, ride on a trail to school or bike to get around town, always ensure that you are cycling safely and aware of your surroundings. Drivers can expect more people cycling on the roads during these weeks and, as always, should drive with caution.”
- The Fall GoByBike Weeks run B.C.-wide from Oct. 21 to Nov. 3, 2019. In Victoria, Bike to Work Week 2019 runs from Oct. 21-27, 2019.
To learn more about Bike to Work Week and get access to cycling resources and tips, visit: https://www.biketowork.ca/