CBC BUG honoured for supporting cycling in Toronto |
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The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Bicycle User Group (CBC BUG) received an
official scroll from Toronto City Council today for its contribution to
supporting cycling in Toronto. Councillor Adam Giambrone, Chair of the Toronto
Cycling Committee, presented the group with the scroll at a special ceremony
held at City Hall.
On May 25, the CBC BUG gathered 16 participants for Bike Week's 15th Annual
Group Commute and Free Pancake Breakfast in Nathan Phillips Square. Grey clouds
were lurking that day, but still close to 400 cyclists turned out to meet and
ride down Yonge Street to City Hall, including the CBC BUG.
Formed in the summer of 2001, the CBC BUG continues to do its part to support
commuting cyclists and help initiate those new to the world of utilitarian
cycling. All of Toronto's BUGs exemplify the possibilities that exist for
everyone to utilize bicycles as a viable, sustainable and fun form of urban
transportation. They are not only reducing traffic congestion, but they also
help sustain the environment.
BUGs help the City realize one of the two primary goals of the Toronto Bike
Plan -- to double the number of bicycle trips made in Toronto.
A related City program, the Bicycle Friendly Business Awards, also supports
cycling in Toronto. The City presents these awards annually to businesses and
other organizations in Toronto that demonstrate leadership by encouraging
employees and clients to ride to work. Businesses or organizations may even
have an existing BUG. The deadline to nominate a business for this year's
awards is Friday, September 3, 2004. For information on how to submit a
nomination, visit http://www.toronto.ca/cycling.
Sean Wheldrake, Bicycle Promotions Co-ordinator, 416-392-1143 or