Cyclists take top spot in Vancouver commuter challenge

What’s the quickest way to get to work: car, bike or transit?

The HUB Share the Road Challenge took place in Vancouver today, and it turns out pedal power might be the way to go.

Teams consisting of one car, one transit taker and one cyclist start from locations around Vancouver and see who can arrive at Library Square first.

All the locations had a similar distance, but it was the bikers who won the day — just edging out the other two modes of transportation.

“We had a lot of the cyclists winning, and when the car won, it was within one to two minutes. Cycling is very time competitive with taking a car, and faster than transit,” says Erin O’Melinn, Executive Director of HUB.

O’Melinn says with darker, wetter weather on the way, it’s important to look out for one another and give each other enough space on the road.

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She says riders came from all over the city during rush hour for the challenge.

The event was designed to get people talking about Bike to Work Week, which starts on Monday.

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