“A lot of people have friends that bike or have kids that want to bike to school, and we do need infrastructure for more people to get around safely.”
Cycling advocates are trumpeting what they’re calling another successful “Bike to Work” week.
Laura Jane with the cycling advocacy group HUB explains.
“It has been another record-breaking event. At the moment we’re at over 10,800 registered so that’s about three thousand more than last spring, and that includes over 2,900 people who are biking to work for the very first time. So it’s great to see so many more people out and about on routes this week.”
According to HUB, close to 30 per cent more people decided to bike to work for the very first time, which shows the bike movement in the Lower Mainland is here to stay.
“As more and more people do it, more people are realizing how easy and fun and convenient it is to bike to work, and also more friends are encouraging their friends to try it out.”
With plans to host another “bike to work” week in October, Jane is encouraging those who are on the fence about the idea to give it a try.