Despite the humid weather in the city on Wednesday morning, some people still decided to hop on their bikes for the second edition of Bike to Work day, organized by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE). Eager to do their part during In Town Without My Car week, dozens of other people travelled by bus, metro or simply on foot. The goal of this initiative is to encourage employees and activists of the FTQ and its affiliated unions to use more public transit and active transportation for urban commuting.
Bikes for Ghana
Once again, we have donated several used bikes that will be delivered to Cyclo Nord-Sud, an organization that specializes in shipping bicycles to third-world countries. It’s an original and very concrete way to change lives and to show our commitment to international solidarity.
The dozen or so bikes collected will be sent to a rural area of Ghana, mainly to farmers.
This year, for the first time, Vélo-Québec set up a lunch-time kiosk in the lobby of the building. Representatives distributed guides and encouraged people to use bicycles in their daily lives. This is a simple and effective way to improve the environment, our health and the well-being of citizens in general. Vélo Québec is a non-profit organization that has been part of the Quebec cycling landscape for over 40 years.