THUNDER BAY – Beautiful sunny skies and a growing commuter challenge crowd kicked off the Commuter Week Challenge at City Hall this morning.
EcoSuperior, in partnership with the Thunder Bay District Health Unit and the City of Thunder Bay kicked off the Commuter Challenge week by welcoming a group of cycling and busing commuters to City Hall with snacks, speakers, and media.
The Commuter Challenge is a week-long, friendly competition between cities and workplaces across Canada that challenges people to “rethink their ride” by walking, cycling, bussing, running, carpooling or otherwise sustainably commuting during Canada Environment Week (May 31-June 6). To date, more than 70 workplaces and roughly 600 individuals have registered in Thunder Bay alone.
The City of Thunder Bay is currently running neck and neck with some of the largest cities in Canada with a per capita turnout that has our city in fourth place in resident participation in the commuter challenge.
There are a growing number of businesses, and residents who are finding that between biking, walking, transit, and as mentioned this morning, paddling, that there are real alternatives to driving to work.
The opportunities for healthier living as a result of person powered transportation offer real benefits for people. Visit www.ecosuperior.org/commuterchallenge for more information.