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Kelowna mayor pushes for pedal power this upcoming Bike to Work Week

Mayor Colin Basran gears up for Bike to Work Week. Courtesy: City of Kelowna

KELOWNA — Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran is gearing up for Bike to Work Week, encouraging residents to participate in the upcoming event.

“Riding your bike means we are healthier, and not only physically, but I truly believe mentally, too,” says Basran at a press conference held at a local bike shop.

Basran says the City’s most recent Citizens’ Survey reveals that traffic is the biggest concernĀ and believes cycling is the best way to address the issue.

“The more people we have on bikes, the less people we have in cars.”

There are two major transportation projects that will make cycling more accessible: Ellis Street corridor and a multi-use pathway of the new John Hindle Drive to UBCO.

“I think one of the things about Bike to Work Week that’s so important is that it introduces people to a new lifestyle,” says Pat Rosen, owner of Kelowna Cycle.

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Basran is encouraging people not to procrastinate and tune up their bikes before the event.

Bike to Work Week runs from May 25-31.

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