TransLink asks Coquitlam to ‘travel smart’ 0
TransLink has partnered with Coquitlam to get its residents to “travel smart.”
A new campaign has been launched offering cycling-friendly maps, trip planners for kids walking to school and a draw for commuters who pledge to drive one day less each week for a chance to win prizes.
The transit authority’s TravelSmart program started in 2009 and advocates for sustainable transportation, such as cycling, walking or taking transit to reduce emissions.
“Engaging in active transportation activities, including cycling and walking, are beneficial for both the environment and our health,” TransLink chief operating officer Doug Kelsey said in a statement.
Under the new program, the Tri-Cities communities are getting their own cycling route that targets both recreational and commuter bikers.
The program also encourages businesses to develop an “emergency” ride home for those who use sustainable travel options to get places quickly if needed.
See more options at travelsmart.ca/coquitlam.