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May 25, 2004
Media Advisory Bicycle User Group breakfast
  
Councillor Janet Davis and City staff will be promoting the Bicycle User Group
(BUG) network at a commuter breakfast at the East York Civic Centre as part of
the City's annual Bike Week festivities. Free coffee and snacks will be
available, and minor bike repairs will be performed for members of the
community. Councillor Davis and the BUG network are working together to
encourage people to commute by bicycle.

Date: Wednesday, May 26
Time: 8 a.m.
Location: East York Civic Centre, 850 Coxwell Ave.

"Toronto is leading the way to make our communities bike friendly. I'm pleased
to be working with the BUG network to promote bike-to-work initiatives," said
Davis.

The BUG Network program provides on-going support and incentives to encourage
cyclists to create new BUGs and maintain existing BUGs. A Bicycle User Group is
a group of two or more people who come together to improve cycling conditions
or enjoy cycling as a group.

Important factors in influencing an individual's decision to commute by bicycle
are the provision of end-of-trip facilities, including shower and change
facilities and appropriate bicycle parking. Accommodating bicycle-parking needs
is congruent with the City's commitment to reducing car trips and encouraging
sustainable transportation. The City is leading by example by providing model
bicycle facilities for others to follow.

Media contacts:
Sean Wheldrake
Bicycle Promotions Co-ordinator
416-392-1143 or 416-988-4569

Erin George
Constituency Assistant to Councillor Janet Davis
416-209-1678



 

 

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