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Bike to Work & School Week ran May 30 - June 5, 2016. Look at the bar on the left for the Provincial Stats. A table outlining stats per community is coming soon!
Joel Carter started participating in Bike to Work Week 10 years ago when he worked at BCIT in Burnaby. When he moved to Vernon, he found it enjoyable to bike to work during most months of the year—although he admits the Okanagan snow makes it a little difficult to bike commute in the peak winter months.
Carter and his family aim to operate one vehicle in their household and biking to work enables his family to achieve this environmentally and economically-friendly goal. “I also find it difficult to find time to exercise with a busy schedule and by biking to work it serves two purposes: it enables me to get some exercise; and it is great form of transportation to and from work.”
He adds, “…and when I arrive at work, I feel awake and alert. I may even be more productive at the start of the work-day than co-workers who are still waking up and recovering from their vehicle commutes.”