Let’s bicycle friendly campaign: promoting the fun side of cycling

active-cadus-sherilThe alternative urban transportation center of Saguenay (CADUS) Launches New Campaign Let bicycle friendly, which aims to promote cycling in order to make the region a destination for cyclists.

This new movement, effective September 2015, the ultimate goal of providing the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean certification “Bicycle Friendly”. Specifically, it is about creating promotional activities to cycling activity and a popular means of transport. The city of Saguenay has also appointed in May as one of the bike.

Wednesday, the various stakeholders associated with the project announced the outline at a press conference held at the Jonquière Complex health fitness

“Certification ” bicycle-friendly ” is granted by Vélo Québec, so decided to work with them because it’s a provincial movement, explained the head of the active mobility CADUS, Sheril Gravel. We want to bring communities and businesses to make changes in their infrastructure, the level of training and encadremement, to ensure encourage cycling among employees and the entire community. We do not ask for money in return, only wants the companies adhere to the movement. ”

Let bicycle friendly campaign will be officially launched on Saturday at the Bicycle Show the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean. During the month of May, many activities are planned across the region, according to a precise schedule posted on the site CADUS. Hiking, outreach activities and various clinics are planned. The closing event will be held as part of the official opening of the cycle route des Bleuets, June 10 in Hébertville.

“We want to ensure that the general public of the region is stopped by the bicycle-friendly theme strongly inviting them to participate in this first edition of the campaign, supported Sheril Gravel. Several activities are implemented during the month of May so the first objective is mainly to have an active participation. ”

In a region that was the birthplace of the Grand defi Pierre Lavoie, Ms. Gravel agreed that the location chosen to launch this young country was obvious.

“We decided to ride an existing wave, she added. We met Pierre Lavoie several times and it is somehow become a cycling consultant. This is the best time and the best place to prepare the population for cycling. ”

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