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  DRP Celebrates Bike to Work Week, Reminds Cyclists to Ride Safely

May 31, 2010 15:18 ET

Smart Commute Durham held its annual ‘Bike to Work Day’ workshop on Monday, May 31. Since 2007, Smart Commute has been working to promote better commuter options, save money and help the environment by improving air quality and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Smart Commute offers and promotes:
• Carpooling
• Transit
• Active commuting – cycling, walking
• Telework
• Emergency ride programs

“Smart Commute is designed to reduce single trips. This year our focus is on promoting the bike racks on transit buses,” says Sandra McEleney from the Region of Durham. “Memberships are free and have many benefits such as reducing traffic congestion, promoting healthy lifestyles, and improving our air quality.”

For more information, visit the Smart Commute Durham website.

DRP Cst. Fraser Wannop attended the workshop and suggested some bicycle safety tips. Be sure to plan your route ahead of time. Stay away from narrow roads and high volumes of traffic. Be sure your helmet fits property and your bicycle is in good working order.

The three main things to consider when cycling are lane width, volume of traffic and speed of traffic. Adjust your riding to accommodate these things.

Click here for more bike safety tips.

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