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Bike to Work Week

Employees are taking to the streets on two wheels this week to participate in the 2011 Bike to Work Week hosted Vancouver Area Cycling Commission (VACC). Once again, the Airport Authority is a proud sponsor of this green initiative which raises awareness about the benefits of cycling to work.

Along with more than 700 teams in the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Airport Authority has registered a team and will compete to register the most commuting kilometers this week.

VACC has set up commuter stations  throughout Metro Vancouver with information for cyclists, bike technicians, as well as prizes and incentives for participants.

In addition to Bike to Work Week, the Airport Authority is conducting an online survey until June 30 that is designed to garner feedback from cyclists to ensure that our future cycling infrastructure and route improvements on Sea Island best reflect their needs.

The survey is accessible at www.surveymonkey.com/yvrbike and is geared towards cyclists who commute through/to, or visit, Sea Island, but also those interested in doing so in the future. To receive information about future cycling initiatives on Sea Island, email environment@yvr.ca.

There are many benefits to commuting by bike including improved personal well-being and health, weight loss and a cost savings. Did You Know: It costs the average British Columbian $7,400 a year to own and maintain their car! So get out there, get on your bike and start peddling towards a healthier lifestyle.

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