The 10th Annual Shifting Gears Workplace Transportation Challenge (May 1st to 31st) will officially kick off with an event at B!KE: The Peterborough Community Bike Shop (336 Rubidge Street) on Wednesday, May 1st at 1 p.m. Organizers, workplace coordinators and dignitaries will be on hand to help celebrate.
"Shifting Gears helps to support our personal, community and environmental health through increased rates of physical activity and reduced vehicle emissions,” says Susan Sauvé, Transportation Demand Management Planner at the City of Peterborough.
There are many reasons to participate in Shifting Gears, for both employers and employees, with the benefits ranging from better personal health and air quality to lowered family transportation costs and reduced demand on parking spaces. Every employee can participate in Shifting Gears by signing up as an individual or through their workplace at Peterboroughmoves.com.
Employees who participate in the program can order a free walking, cycling or transit kit to help them shift gears. Quantities are limited, so register early. All participants also qualify for grand prizes, including the Grand Prize of a $750 gift certificate for Resorts of Ontario.
Shifting Gears is a program of GreenUP, the City of Peterborough, Wild Rock Outfitters, the Peterborough County-City Health Unit and B!KE: the Peterborough Community Bike Shop.