Commuter Cycling Pledge - Ecology Ottawa

Commuter Cycling Pledge

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Goal: 139 signatures

Cycling to work offers many advantages to cars and public transit - a morning workout, a pass on traffic, and zero carbon emissions. The last point is especially important given that 40% of Ottawa's carbon emissions are from transportation. And yet, only 2.2% of commuters bike to work.

Whether you are an avid commuter cyclist already or have only begun to consider the possibility, we challenge you to incorporate cycling into your daily commute - but we want it to make sense for you. Here are some goals to consider when making your cycling pledge:

- The test run - commit to commuter cycling for the next month.
- Become a cycling ambassador. Already comfortable cycling to work? Tell your friends. Better yet, bring them with you!
- Try winter biking - make the transition from fair-weather to all-weather.
- Or, create your own!

We need to see more people cycling in Ottawa, and we want to know how you plan to do it. Leave us your name, email and a comment beginning with "I pledge," for example "I pledge to cycle to work two days a week until the first snowfall". Sign our commuter cycling pledge, and commit to a personal goal that makes sense for you.

                                                                                            

Pédaler en vélo pour aller au travail offre beaucoup d’avantages comparé aux voitures et au réseau de transport public : Un exercice physique le matin, l’économie d’abonnements pour le transport public, et zéro émission en dioxyde de carbone (CO2). Le dernier point est particulièrement important étant donné que 40% des émissions de CO2 dans la ville d’Ottawa proviennent du secteur des transport. Seulement 2.2% de ceux qui se déplacent le font en vélo pour aller au travail.

Que vous soyez déjà un passionné du vélo sur route ou que vous veniez juste de considérer cette option, nous vous lançons le défi de choisir quotidiennement le vélo pour vous rendre au travail – Cependant, nous voulons que ça soit plus intéressant pour vous. Voici quelques objectifs à considérer quand vous allez vous engager dans ce sens:

     - La course Test – S’engager à se déplacer au travail en vélo pour le prochain mois.
     - Devenir un ambassadeur du vélo. Déjà confortable avec le cyclisme sur route pour aller au travail ? Parlez-en à vos amis. Ce serait beaucoup mieux de les inviter à pédaler avec vous.
     - Essayez le vélo pendant l’hiver – Faites la transition d’un climat clément à tous les climats possibles.
     - Ou encore, créez votre propre programmation!

On veut voir plus de gens pédaler dans la ville d’Ottawa, et nous voulons savoir comment vous comptez vous y préparer. Laissez-nous votre nom, votre email et un commentaire commençant par « Je m’engage », par exemple « Je m'engage à travailler deux jours par semaine jusqu'à la première chute de neige ». Signez notre promesse de vélo de banlieue, et engagez-vous à un but personnel qui a du sens pour vous.

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signed 2017-09-27 22:05:16 -0400
Yes to more bike parking. Yes also to no more “wheel bender” racks, and Yes to correct installation of racks for maximum use! Many racks end up against walls and bikes can only be parked on one side. Many examples of this around Ottawa!
signed 2017-09-19 15:44:17 -0400
signed 2017-09-18 11:09:10 -0400
John Morris – I am currently cycling 9 km to work mostly on bicycle paths. Ottawa is increasingly more supportive of truly safe commuter cycling.
signed 2017-09-13 07:51:28 -0400
I pledge to cycle to work every day until there is no salt on the roads!
signed 2017-09-11 10:14:35 -0400
signed 2017-09-11 10:10:18 -0400
signed 2017-09-09 22:53:56 -0400
signed 2017-09-08 21:34:53 -0400
Will cycle most days unless there’s a snow storm.
signed 2017-09-08 00:04:44 -0400
I pledge to bike straight through the winter and goad my friends into doing the same
signed 2017-09-07 15:47:12 -0400
signed 2017-09-07 13:02:24 -0400
signed 2017-09-07 10:54:54 -0400
signed 2017-09-07 10:03:45 -0400
I pledge to cycle to work 2 days per week and slowly transition from good weather to all weather cycling
signed 2017-09-07 08:25:33 -0400
I pledge to cycle to work every day until the snowfalls – and to figure out if winter cycling could be an option (I wish the bike paths were plowed!)
signed 2017-09-06 21:38:37 -0400
I pledge to bIke to work until the snow arrives or it is a freezing rainy day
posted about this on Facebook 2017-09-06 19:01:25 -0400
Sign the Commuter Cycling Pledge - cycle to work till the first snow!
signed 2017-09-06 18:59:24 -0400
I pledge to cycle my commute until the first snow!
signed 2017-09-06 10:00:42 -0400
signed 2017-09-06 09:48:22 -0400
signed 2017-09-06 08:04:44 -0400
signed 2017-09-05 22:25:24 -0400
I pledge to commute by bike at least three times per week until the plows come out.
signed 2017-09-05 19:55:13 -0400
signed 2017-08-31 15:16:03 -0400
signed 2017-08-28 16:41:26 -0400
Three years ago I began cycling as my main mode of transportation and it has greatly improved my quality of life. Every year, the infrastructure has expanded and it’s fantastic to see. I am going to try winter cycling this year.
signed 2017-08-27 13:41:34 -0400
signed 2017-08-24 15:49:47 -0400
signed 2017-08-23 20:52:14 -0400
Bike until I can’t!
signed 2017-08-23 09:52:39 -0400
signed 2017-08-23 08:01:01 -0400
signed 2017-08-23 02:36:34 -0400
12 months a year :)
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Goal: 139 signatures