Take the Active Communities Pledge and support cycling in Ontario

For Immediate Release: 09/27/11
Contact: Rachael Raven
Communications Coordinator
rachael.raven[at]imba.com
705-340-5234

The Share the Road Cycling Coalition is collecting signatures for the Active Communities Pledge, to get cycling and active transportation represented in the Oct. 6 Ontario election. It only takes two minutes, have you taken the pledge yet?

From activecommunitiespledge.ca:

The Active Communities Pledge is an initiative of Share the Road Cycling Coalition to encourage voters and candidates to be champions for cycling and active transportation in the upcoming October 6 provincial election.

When people bike more, they get healthier and that means that obesity, diabetes and overall healthcare costs go down. Cycling and active transportation – such as walking, running and in-line skating also fights traffic congestion and carbon emissions. And we all benefit by having more active, healthier and safer communities.

Waterloo, Mississauga and Ottawa – along with many other towns and cities across Ontario – are already taking action to promote cycling and active transportation. These municipalities are making it easier for cyclists and motorists to share the road by paving highway shoulders, putting up signs, and building dedicated bike lanes. They're also encouraging tourism with new cycling trails through the countryside, building Ontario's economy and creating good local jobs.

We invite you to be a champion for active transportation by taking the Active Communities Pledge!