After some discussion, we’ve decided to cancel Active Transportation Month this May. We may try and run a similar or scaled-down event later in 2020, depending on how the situation evolves.
We also want to alert our members to the following information, to assist you in making informed choices about how to get around while staying healthy and minimizing risks
- As of April 6th BC Transit is running buses on the Saturday schedule. See the BC Transit site for more details. Loading is by the rear doors, and buses are free. Passengers are required to practice social distancing, and if the driver assesses that the bus has reached its capacity, taking into account social distancing, he or she may need to pass by a passenger waiting at a bus stop.
- The BC Healthy Living Alliance has posted an excellent article on how to maintain outdoor activities such as cycling and running, while observing public health guidance. It’s well worth a read: https://www.bchealthyliving.ca/guest-post-bc-cycling-coalitions-covid-19-and-active-transportation/
- Social distancing is key to safe outdoor activities. The BC Ministry of Health advises that, if you are exercising outdoors, do not do so in groups, and maintain a 2 metre distance: https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/health-feature/coronavirus-disease-covid-19
- Elphi Cycles and Off the Edge remain open. OTE is open 12 – 4 Tuesday to Saturday, with a limit of 2 customers in the store at any one time. Both Elphi Cycles outlets are open, hours may vary, and subject to a two customer limit and mandatory use of hand sanitizer. Please see the websites for both stores for further information: https://www.elphicycles.com, http://www.offtheedge.org
Take care, stay safe and safely active, and we look forward to seeing you all once this crisis passes.