Commuter Cycling Pledge

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.

Who's signing

Colin McCartney
Erin Eckler
Richard Webster
Diane Mcintyre
Carla Alfonsetti
Lionel Finance
Dave Weatherall
Jerome Marty
Monique Brien
Dogan Ozkan
Paulina Pisarek
Alexander Stevens
myriam leftick
Lola Ryan
renaude laberge-boisjoli
Andree Mailloux
Pierre Tanguay
Angela Plant
Glenn Benoy
John Bernardi
Sara O'Neill
Jennifer Allen
Richard Thorne
John Morris
Matteo Da Ros
Denise Marion
160 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Colin McCartney
    signed 2018-07-12 11:17:33 -0400
    I pledge to cycle to work at least three days per week till first snow and then will actively explore ways to continue cycling over the winter.
  • Erin Eckler
    signed 2018-03-12 21:58:27 -0400
    I pledge to better learn the mechanics of the bicycle in order to proactively maintain and repair our families’ bikes. This will keep us safe and on the roads promoting cycling.
  • Richard Webster
    signed 2018-03-10 11:44:18 -0500
  • Diane Mcintyre
    signed 2018-03-10 09:17:42 -0500
    Cycling and walking are my primary forms of transport
  • Carla Alfonsetti
    signed 2018-02-13 14:27:18 -0500
    I would be great if we had a cycling network from Kanata to downtown. Where we could just cycle safely all the way. It’s hard to get from Kanata to downtown. I hate the cycle paths it’s twice as long to get to work and not worth it it takes to long. We need even better cycling infrastructure or really it’s not worth it.
  • Lionel Finance
    signed 2018-02-04 10:45:04 -0500
  • Dave Weatherall
    signed 2017-12-06 12:28:59 -0500
    Got new mittens from MEC and some 45north pogies for my fatbike that I used to commute through the winter last year…bring on the snow! (My route takes me across my two favourite bike infrastructure projects in Ottawa-the Adàwe bridge and the Laurier bike lanes!).


  • Jerome Marty
    signed 2017-12-04 08:43:02 -0500
    I pledge to cycle to work every day of the winter when the roads are not too snow covered or icy.
  • Monique Brien
    signed 2017-12-02 19:52:11 -0500
  • Dogan Ozkan
    signed 2017-11-23 03:59:18 -0500
  • Paulina Pisarek
    signed 2017-11-19 22:14:25 -0500
    I pledge to keep cycling between now and December 1 (when I switch to bussing), as long as conditions are safe to do so.
  • Alexander Stevens
    signed 2017-11-19 16:46:48 -0500
    I pledge to cycle to school at least 6 days a week all winter long
  • myriam leftick
    signed 2017-11-19 09:05:24 -0500
    Allen Leftick
  • Lola Ryan
    signed 2017-11-18 19:01:19 -0500
    I pledge to ride my bike as often as I can, depending on where I have to go.
  • renaude laberge-boisjoli
    signed 2017-11-18 18:05:03 -0500
  • Andree Mailloux
    signed 2017-11-17 08:50:34 -0500
  • Pierre Tanguay
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-11-16 12:51:49 -0500
    Sign the Commuter Cycling Pledge
  • Pierre Tanguay
    signed 2017-11-16 12:50:07 -0500
    I’ve been biking to work year-round for over 5 years now and intend to continue. Will have to install those winter tires soon.
  • Angela Hussein Plant
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-11-16 11:59:10 -0500
    Cycling is the BEST way to get around the urban core. Sign the Commuter Cycling Pledge & enjoy!
  • Angela Hussein Plant
    @AngelaTHEPlant tweeted link to this page. 2017-11-16 11:58:58 -0500
    Cycling is the BEST way to get around the urban core. Sign the Commuter Cycling Pledge & enjoy!
  • Angela Plant
    signed 2017-11-16 11:56:12 -0500
  • A C
    signed 2017-11-16 08:28:48 -0500
  • Glenn Benoy
    signed 2017-11-15 18:05:57 -0500
    Glenn Benoy
  • John Bernardi
    signed 2017-11-15 16:33:25 -0500
    I already walk to work most days, and I will continue to do so, weather permitting. Walking is even better for the environment than cycling, and much safer.
  • Sara O'Neill
    signed 2017-11-15 09:03:01 -0500
    I pledge to bike to work and everywhere else as much as possible, all year long! Sold my car in the summer, haven’t regretted it since :)
  • Jennifer Allen
    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!
  • Richard Thorne
    signed 2017-09-19 15:44:17 -0400
  • John Morris
    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.
  • Matteo Da Ros
    signed 2017-09-13 07:51:28 -0400
    I pledge to cycle to work every day until there is no salt on the roads!
  • Denise Marion
    signed 2017-09-11 10:14:35 -0400