Sudbury’s first-ever Bike to Work Day
It was all about the cyclist Wednesday morning at Tom Davies Square as the city marked it’s first-ever “Bike to Work” day for the two-wheeled commuter.
A “commuter café” was set up in the courtyard where local agencies and not-for-profit agencies were able to provide information about cycling in Greater Sudbury.
The city also provided a “grab and go” breakfast and a “Quench Buggy” with fresh drinking water.
Mayor Brian Bigger was on hand to proclaim it “Bike Month” in the city.
“It’s so important, it’s an important part of our quality of our life in Sudbury and it’s something that we’re well recognized for,” he said. “I biked to work today, it’s not the first time I biked to work and you feel good when you get on that bicycle so if people do have the opportunity to cycle into work, we’d really like to encourage that.”
“We’re making actual investments into the infrastructure to make sure it is safe,” he added.”
“It got me up and on my bike and up the hill to come in so it’s a good excuse for me to bike to work today and to get me started on the season of biking,” said Councillor Deb McIntosh who also took her bike into city hall. “It’s important to try and get more people out of their cars and engaging in daily exercise through their transportation.”
The city is still working to finish up Greater Sudbury’s “cycle network.” It was also awarded a “BRONZE” status from the League of American Bicyclists.