Introducing the Litman ‘Chauffeuring Burden Index’

Introducing the Litman ‘Chauffeuring Burden Index’

One of the burdens of living in an automobile-dependent community is the significant amount of time and money that motorists must devote to chauffeuring non-drivers, including adolescents and adults with disabilities or low incomes who would travel independently if they had better transport options. This additional vehicle travel imposes direct costs on drivers, and increases external costs including traffic and parking congestion, infrastructure costs, traffic accident risk and pollution emissions. Travel surveys suggest that 5-15% of total personal motor vehicle travel consists of chauffeuring.

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The Bicycle Valet 100 000th Bike Contest

The Bicycle Valet is going to reach the milestone of 100 000 bikes parked this year!

In the lead up, our friends at TravelSmart have some prizes to give away! 

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Vancity Buzz brings team together for first “Bike to the Nat Days”

Vancity Buzz brings team together for first “Bike to the Nat Days”

Remember when you were a kid and bike riding and baseball were everything? Well, we have a way to help you relive those carefree days.

The Vancouver Canadians and the City of Vancouver along with Vancity Buzz are presenting the first annual ‘Bike to the Nat Days.’

For two days over the Labour Day long weekend—Sunday, August 31 and Monday, September 1—baseball fans, young and old, are invited to peddle to the park to take in the final games of the season, as the C’s play rivals, Spokane Indians. First pitch at 1:05 p.m. for both games.

“The Vancouver Canadians have always supported alternative ways of getting to Scotiabank Field, but the recent beautiful weather combined with so many sellouts has made biking to ‘the Nat’ more popular than ever,” says JC Fraser, Vancouver Canadians General Manger. “We’re proud to be a small part of this initiative to bring parking for over 300 bikes to the ballpark thanks to Vancity Buzz, BEST’s Bicycle Valet and the City of Vancouver.”Bicycle Valet 3

The ball park is conveniently located along both the Ontario Street bike route and the 37th avenue bike route, but check City of Vancouver’s Bike Map to find your best way there.

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