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

Louise McLaren
Yolanda Banks
Florence Lehmann
Steve Parkinson
Winston Ly
Will Dickson
Xavier Van de Maele
Philippe Cote
Brent Patterson
Heather Lewis
Mc Roy
Jeff Smith
Brian Parkin
Trudy Price
Roxanne Pepin
Brendan Devlin
Robb Barnes
Nadine Robitaille
Alissa Campbell
Jeremy Leite
Robin Dunbar
Seetal Sunga
Owen Cummings
Julia Levin
Rick White
Paul Brenton
Lee Wyndham
Leonore Evans
Denis Bouillon
160 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Louise McLaren
    signed 2017-09-11 10:10:18 -0400
  • Yolanda Banks
    signed 2017-09-09 22:53:56 -0400
  • Florence Lehmann
    signed 2017-09-08 21:34:53 -0400
    Will cycle most days unless there’s a snow storm.
  • Steve Parkinson
    signed 2017-09-08 00:04:44 -0400
    I pledge to bike straight through the winter and goad my friends into doing the same
  • Winston Ly
    signed 2017-09-07 15:47:12 -0400
  • Will Dickson
    signed 2017-09-07 13:02:24 -0400
  • Xavier Van de Maele
    signed 2017-09-07 10:54:54 -0400
  • Philippe Cote
    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
  • Brent Patterson
    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!)
  • Heather Lewis
    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
  • Mc Roy
    signed 2017-09-06 18:59:24 -0400
    I pledge to cycle my commute until the first snow!
  • Jeff Smith
    signed 2017-09-06 10:00:42 -0400
  • Brian Parkin
    signed 2017-09-06 09:48:22 -0400
  • Trudy Price
    signed 2017-09-06 08:04:44 -0400
  • Roxanne Pepin
    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.
  • Brendan Devlin
    signed 2017-09-05 19:55:13 -0400
  • Robb Barnes
    signed 2017-08-31 15:16:03 -0400
  • Nadine Robitaille
    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.
  • Alissa Campbell
    signed 2017-08-27 13:41:34 -0400
  • Jeremy Leite
    signed 2017-08-24 15:49:47 -0400
  • Robin Dunbar
    signed 2017-08-23 20:52:14 -0400
    Bike until I can’t!
  • Seetal Sunga
    signed 2017-08-23 09:52:39 -0400
  • Owen Cummings
    signed 2017-08-23 08:01:01 -0400
  • Julia Levin
    signed 2017-08-22 22:57:20 -0400
  • Rick White
    signed 2017-08-22 22:40:16 -0400
    I will cycle to work till the end of October before concluding a continuous 5 months of enjoyable commuting.
  • Paul Brenton
    signed 2017-08-22 12:03:19 -0400
  • Lee Wyndham
    signed 2017-08-22 11:14:48 -0400
    I pledge to cycle to work four times a week (four 23 km 1-way trips) until November.
  • Leonore Evans
    signed 2017-08-22 09:22:37 -0400
  • Denis Bouillon
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-08-20 22:07:04 -0400
    Sign the Commuter Cycling Pledge
  • Denis Bouillon
    signed 2017-08-20 22:06:29 -0400
    I am a year round commuter, doing about 4000 km per year… and yes, I consider myself a cycling ambassador…

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