Thank you to all who logged their cycling trips on the Smart Commute Trip Tool during Bike Month!
Check out the final results from the Smart Commute MRH network below:
Bike to Work Day Prize Draw
Winners of the grand prize of 1 of 3 VIA Rail $500 vouchers will be announced in mid-July.
Winners have up to 12 months to use the vouchers.
- Contest closes at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 30, 2016.
- You must be 18 years of age or older to be eligible for the prize.
- For full contest details, click here.
Get a New Perspective on Your Commute!
A recent survey confirmed what we suspected – out of all commute choices, cyclists reported the highest satisfaction. That alone is a great reason to hop on your bike!
Statistics show that almost half of all trips made in Toronto are less than 5 km and of these short trips, 65% were made by private automobile. This distance could be covered in 20 minutes by bike (source)!
Many of our daily trips are well within cycling distance (0-5km). Trips taken by bike save you the cost of transit, gas, parking, have zero impact on air quality and burn calories with every pedal forward.
Can’t cycle the whole trip? Try a mix-and-match approach, combining bikes and transit. All GO Transit buses are equipped with bike racks and most stations have bike shelters on site, discover the facilities at your stop and learn more about cycling to GO.
New to biking? Check out our Cycling Tips, Resources for Cycling to Work or download Cycle Toronto’s Toronto Cyclist’s Handbook, which includes safety tips, road etiquette and more. Also, Toronto and Hamilton both have extensive bike share networks that are easy to access.