Posted by Editoress on 08/30/14
The Active Communities Pledge is an initiative of Share the Road Cycling Coalition to encourage voters and candidates to be champions for cycling and active transportation in the upcoming October 27th Municipal election. - See more at www.activecommunitiespledge.ca.
When people bike more, our communities prosper. Residents spend more money in their local economy, tourists visit more often, workers are more productive and our communities become magnets for economic development, attracting new investment and new employees. Cycling and active transportation – such as walking, running and in-line skating also fights traffic congestion and carbon emissions. We all benefit by having more active, healthier and safer communities.
Communities all over Ontario are already taking action to promote cycling and active transportation. As of 2014, 24 Municipalities, representing 57% of Ontario's population, have already been certified as a Bicycle Friendly Community (www.sharetheroad.ca/bfc;) by the Share the Road Cycling Coalition. These municipalities are making it easier for cyclists and motorists to share the road by paving highway shoulders, putting up signs, and building dedicated bike lanes. They're also encouraging tourism with new cycling trails through the countryside, building Ontario's economy and creating good local jobs.
We invite you to be a champion for active transportation by taking the Active Communities Pledge!
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