Get active to help save the earth

Leading an active lifestyle is not only good for your health, it can also help save the earth.

The transportation sector in Ontario contributes to a large percentage of our greenhouse gas emissions, with cars and trucks responsible for more than 70 per cent. Switching to active forms of transportation, such as walking and cycling, can help fight climate change.

Vaughan is committed to supporting initiatives that will reduce automobile dependency, traffic congestion and greenhouse gas emissions through the use of alternative modes of transportation such as walking, rollerblading and cycling.

There are several exciting initiatives currently underway in the City that support active transportation. Work continues with the reconstruction of Major Mackenzie Drive, which includes a multi-use trail on the south side. Buffered bike lanes are being implemented along Highway 7 as part of the vivaNext Bus Rapid Transit project. And the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre (VMC) will see wider sidewalks, pedestrian areas and a variety of cycling facilities.

If you want to get active and help save the earth, join us on March 25 for Earth Hour Vaughan at Vaughan City Hall. We will be leading a night cycle ride and lantern walk in honour of Earth Hour. It’s the perfect opportunity to try a form of active transportation. For more information or to register for the night cycle ride, please contact environment@vaughan.ca.

Kailyn Smith
Sustainability Co-ordinator, City of Vaughan

Visit the City of Vaughan’s website at vaughan.ca.

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