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Sustainability Story: Cycling into Bike Month at YVR

This past June YVR celebrated national Bike Month with a number of biking and green commuting events around Sea Island, including Hub Cycling’s Spring Bike to Work Week (BTWW) and the Commuter Challenge.

HUB Cycling’s annual Spring BTWW drew thousands of participants from across Metro Vancouver to celebrate cycling and promote reducing our carbon footprint and living a healthy, active lifestyle. This year YVR proudly ranked 6th out of the 57 organizations in Richmond for the most kilograms of greenhouse gas emissions saved and the highest total kilometers logged.

Right on the heels of BTWW was the Commuter Challenge, a nation-wide event that encourages workplaces to take sustainable modes of transportation throughout the week to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This includes options such as walking, biking, car-pooling, public transportation, telecommuting and more. Over the week the YVR team saved 545 liters of fuel and avoided 867 kilograms of greenhouse gas emissions.

As we roll into summer there is no better time to get out on a bike and give cycling a spin! For more information about cycling around Sea Island, visit yvr.ca.

 

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