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Active transportation refers to any form of human-powered transportation – walking, cycling, using a wheelchair, in-line skating or skateboarding. There are many ways to engage in active transportation, whether it is walking to the bus stop, or cycling to school/work.

Active transportation includes many active modes and methods of travel such as:

  • walking/jogging/running;
  • cycling;
  • in-line skating;
  • skateboarding;
  • non-mechanized wheelchairing; and
  • snowshoeing/skiing.

There are numerous benefits from active transportation:

  • Health – Active transportation provides an opportunity to be physically active on a regular basis.
  • Social – Active transportation is accessible to Canadians and increases social interactions.
  • Transportation – Active transportation reduces road congestion.
  • Environmental – Active transportation is environmentally-friendly and can contribute to reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Economic – Active transportation saves money on gas and parking.

 

Taking Action

Here are some ideas that may help you to adopt more active modes of transportation:

  • Think twice about using your car for every trip. Could you walk or use your bike instead?
  • Dust off your bicycle and cycle to work when the weather permits.
  • Trade in your dress shoes for running shoes, strap on a backpack and walk all, or part of, the way to work/school.
  • Instead of driving your kids to the park, why not walk or make it a family outing on your bikes?

Check out some of the ways the City of Prince George is committed to Active Transportation:

Bike to Work Week

The City of Prince George and the Prince George Cycling Club have a desire to work together to ensure opportunities are available for residents to participate in cycling both as urban commuters and off road bikers. 

The City of Prince George proudly supports Bike to Work Week.  An annual event held in communities throughout our province the end of May, first week of June to increase awareness and promote cycling to work and school.  The Prince George Cycling Club is the organizer of Prince George Bike To Work Week and the City of Prince George is a key supporter of this annual event.

Can you choose your bike instead of your car to get somewhere one day this May? Join 20,000 others and discover what they enjoy about riding their bike instead of driving their car to get to places. Register for Bike to Work Week and choose your bike! Get fit, feel great, enjoy fresh air, de-stress, and have fun ...Bike to Work or run errands during Bike to Work Week!

 

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