We spend our whole lives learning how to get to work on time. From the earliest age we experience the routines of getting up at the right hour, choosing the right clothes, observing morning readiness rituals, and rehearsing greetings for coming and going. What we don't realize is that most of these activities are governed by the vehicle outside our home.
People bike to work for plenty of reasons. Some, so they can be out in nature at the start and finish of their day, others to reduce the amount of carbon in the atmosphere, and still others to sustain or increase their overall level of fitness. A study just published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health highlights yet another benefit: weight loss.
Thanks to the phenomenal project management skills of Donald McLennan, a grant provided by CRD Active Transportation and the assistance of MOTI, Mainroad Contracting, and BCFerries, 28 new wayfinding signs are making it easier for Salt Spring cyclists to pedal between destinations. The signage identifies main and 'quiet' routes so that cycle commuters, explorers, and tourists have access to the best route, depending on their objectives.