Taking the Commuter Challenge to the next level
The Sudbury Commuter Challenge is part of the week-long national Commuter Challenge that promotes active and sustainable transportation. From June 4-10, Daniel Barrette and Lynn Despatie, along with other Sudburians, will leave their cars at home and use alternate methods of transportation. On Monday June 5, Barrette and Despatie will set out to do their daily commute via bakfiet (a kind of bike that originated in Holland).
These bikes were designed to transport cargo and are often used to transport children. With a slight twist to the regular cargo load, Despatie will transport Barrette from ?cole Public H?l?ne Gravel, 1412 Stephen St. in the South End, to Tom Davies Square. The odyssey begins at 8 a.m.
“We’re commuting together to help reframe the commuting conversation,” Despatie said. “There are healthier and happier ways to get to work.” They plan to arrive at Tom Davies Square at about 8:30 a.m. In addition to the workplace Commuter Challenge, the community of Greater Sudbury can also participate in the Faith Commuter Challenge, and/or the Walk and Wheel to School Challenge.
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