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Welcome to Bike to Work Week

Friday, May 24, 2019

Thank you for registering to participate in Bike to Work week and/or the Commuter Challenge!

Emissions from private passenger vehicles make up the largest part of Whistler’s community carbon footprint – at 57 percent. If every registered vehicle owner made one less trip by car every week from May 1 to October 1, the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) calculates this would cut 600 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions locally in Whistler. From May to October, the RMOW challenges residents to switch out one private passenger vehicle trip each week for a lower-carbon transportation choice such as walking, transit, biking or carpooling to take action on our community's climate footprint.
The RMOW has programs and infrastructure in place to make it easier than ever to choose a lower carbon transportation option. These include:

• Free transit on weekends and holidays from June 15 to September 3, 2019.
• Secure bike storage at Whistler Public Library
• The new Valley 10 Express Route that runs from Emerald Estates to Cheakamus Crossing/ Function Junction.
• Kids ride the bus for free (all year).
• The NextRide website for real-time bus arrival tracking on your phone or computer.
• Park for free at Creekside underground parking and catch a free weekend bus (June 15 to September 3, 2019).
• Free bike valet service at events all summer.
• 40 kilometres of paved, car-free travel on the Valley Trail system.
• Carpool parking passes for Day Lots 4 and 5.
• Bike locks and bike repair kits for borrow at the Whistler Public Library.

For more information about any of these programs please visit whistler.ca/maytober.

By participating in Bike to Work Week and the Commuter Challenge you have the chance to win prizes such as:

• Scandinave Spa bath pass
• Ziptrek tour
• Canadian Wilderness Adventure paddleboard tour
• Canadian Wilderness Adventure ebike tour
• A secure bike spot underneath Whistler Public Library and a bike lock
• A hat from Coastal Culture
• Bike locks
• Bus passes
• A trip for 2 to Italy (Bike to Work Week)

In addition, on Tuesday, May 28th, Whistler Community Social Services (WCSS) will be handing out helmets, bike lights and bike bells to those in need. We have limited supplies so please only take one if you need one. These will be handed out in front of Whistler Public Library from 8 am – 12 pm.

If you have any questions feel free to email the Whistler coordinator, Lauren Harrison, at lharrison@whistler.ca.

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