Active transportation education and encouragement
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Spreading the word about active transportation helps more British Columbians discover this healthy and efficient travel option.
Active transportation programs
The B.C. government funds programs and events that:
- Inform people of all ages and abilities how to get started with active transportation
- Increase adults’ and children’s confidence
- Improve safety for all road users
- Encourage everyone to choose active transportation for more trips
Bike to work and school week
Bike to work and school events, like GoByBike, motivate people to try commuting by bicycle. Supportive teams and fun prizes attract more new riders every year.
The B.C. government is proud to have supported and participated in bike to work and school events for over a decade.
Since 2012, the number of people participating in these events has more than tripled. The 2019 spring event attracted 11,824 first-time riders.
The 2021 events are taking place across B.C. May 31 to June 6 and and September 27 to October 10.
Active school travel
When kids walk, bike, or roll to school, they improve their physical and mental health, reduce carbon emissions, and increase road safety in their neighbourhoods.
Right now, one-third of B.C. school children choose active transportation to get to school.
We aim to increase this number, in partnership with the BC Healthy Communities Society by developing tools and resources for schools, local governments, health authorities, and families.
EveryoneRides Grade 4 & 5
The EveryoneRides program lets children in Grade 4 and 5 get bike education in their own schools. Kids start inside with a safety class and then hop on their bikes to build their skills outdoors.
For 2021, we are supporting pilot programs of EveryoneRides in Kelowna, the Capital Region, and Greater Vancouver and surrounding areas in the spring and fall. The sessions are delivered by HUB Cycling and other local partners.
These organizations promote and encourage cycling as part of a healthy lifestyle.
Contact us if you have questions about active transportation education and encouragement.
Phone: 778 974-5469
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