Commuter Challenge

City of Regina challenges commuters to leave car at home; transportation plan still in the works

Encouraging people to use sustainable ways of getting around is the focus of the annual Commuter Challenge Week, which began Sunday. It asks residents and workplaces to register online (Commuterchallenge.ca) and log how they’re commuting.

(Bike Regina President) Daubisse called the challenge a “great opportunity for people to get out of their cars, see different ways they can get to work or school.”

The organization is hosting a bike ride leaving from the Victoria Park cenotaph at 7 p.m. on Tuesday. Commuting by bike and the city’s cycling infrastructure will be the topics of the day.

On Wednesday, the city is hosting a bike safety workshop from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Core Ritchie Neighbourhood Centre.

Thursday, Bike Regina is back with a ride with city administration and councillors leaving from City Hall at 5:30 p.m. The focus is quick fixes and pilot projects that can make Regina more bike friendly.

“With the Transportation Master Plan not coming out, we’re falling behind Saskatoon already and that’s not something that’s ideal,” said Daubisse.

In CBC news today:

As part of the (commmuter) challenge, Bike Regina will be leading a public group ride on Tuesday, June 7. The ride, which leaves from the Cenotaph in Victoria Park at 7 p.m., is encouraging participants to dress in business attire.

On Thursday, June 9, Bike Regina will be hosting a “Ride with Administration and Council”.

The ride will leave City Hall at 5:30 p.m. and will end in Candy Cane park at approxiamately 6:15 p.m. City councillors and members of city administration have been invited

The event wraps up with a barbeque.