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					        Bike to Work Week                                                    June 2 - 8, 2008




                                      Honourable Gordon Campbell,
                                        Premier of British Columbia




              Honourable Ida Chong,
   Minister of Community Services
    and Minister Responsible for
Seniors’ and Women’s Issues




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                                       2008 Bike to Work Week Results
In 2008, Bike to Work Week was officially held in ten BC Communities, with additional participants from another
six communities BC-wide. This expansion was the result of three factors:
              Training to communities provided by Bike to Work BC
              Dedicated volunteer &/or paid staff in each location working to develop sponsors & event
               components
              Web & material support provided through Bike to Work BC
              Funding provided by the Government of BC


      Community             Teams        Cyclists   Avg. Per       New     % New      Female     % Female
                                                     team         Riders

    BC Communities                16       124        7.75         27      21.77%       49         39.52%
     Campbell River               66       392        5.94         99      25.26%       169        43.11%
      Comox Valley                74       569        7.69         159     27.94%       258        45.34%
    Cowichan Valley               27       95         3.52         38      40.00%       54         56.84%
       Kamloops                   59       249        4.22         96      38.55%       124        49.80%
        Nanaimo                   37       141        3.81         33      23.40%       65         46.10%
         Tofino                    6        30         5.00
        Whistler                  5        27         5.40         12      44.44%        16        59.26%

         Totals               290         1,627       5.42         464     28.52%       735       48.57%

                            Teams        Cyclists   Avg. Per       New     % New      Female     % Female
                                                     team         Riders
   Kelowna Workplace          190          1384       7.28         284     20.52%
        Teams
 Vancouver & Abbotsford       1143         5879       5.14        1767     30.06%
        Victoria              683          6127       8.97        1111     16.67%      2504        41.73%

          Totals              2306        13390        5.8        3162     22.41%      2504

     Overall Work            2306         15017                   3626                 3239
     Participation

                            Teams        Cyclists   Avg. Per       New     % New      Female     % Female
                                                     team         Riders
 Kelowna School Teams             22       9576      435.27        664     6.93%

   Combined Totals           2328         24593                   4290




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                                               Results Discussed
Despite cold, rainy weather for many community Bike to Work Week events, final actual participant numbers
exceeded 99% of the predicted results for 2008 events!

Successes:

Metro Vancouver - New Commuters increased 94% and total workplace teams rose by 96% over 2007
BC - BTWW was established in seven new BC communities
Kelowna - the Bike to School program was a resounding success engaging 22 schools and encouraging 9,576 trips
by bicycle;
Victoria - team recruitment rose 16% and participation & new rider numbers held steady

Factors that influence participation rates include:
   •    Variable weather
   •    Assurance of cash flow to communities to support Bike to Work Week events
   •    Length of preparation and lead-up time to ensure a solid event in new communities
   •    Difficulty predicting an accurate community response in individual locations
   •    Population does not always predicate BTWW uptake, support and participation
                                           Actual vs. Projected Results

                              Cyclists                              Difference
       Community             Projected               Actual           Value                  %

    BC Communities
     Campbell River                150                392                 2.61              261%
      Comox Valley                 376                569                 1.51              151%
    Cowichan Valley                78                 95                  1.22              122%
       Kamloops                    450                249                 0.55              55%
        Nanaimo                    300                141                 0.47              47%
         Tofino                     31                 30                  0.97              97%
        Whistler                   100                27                  0.27              27%

         Totals                   1,485              1,503                1.01           101%

         Kelowna                  1,500              1,384                0.92              92%
       Vancouver &                7,000              5,879                0.84              84%
        Abbotsford
         Victoria                 6,500              6,127                0.94              94%

         Totals                   15,000             14,893               0.91              91%

Overall Participation             16,485             16,396               0.99              99%

As Bike to Work BC gains momentum throughout the Province, participation rates will steadily increase through
inclusion of more communities and better resource distribution and training to existing event organizers.
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                                          Participant Information
Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition’s 2008 Bike To Work Week (BTWW) took place May 26-30. A survey of BTWW
participants was conducted within 2 weeks of the event (i.e., June 7-18, 2008). A total of 2,030 participants
responded to the survey.
Bike to Work Victoria’s 2008 Bike to Work Week event was held June 2 – 8. 2,253 ballot forms were completed
by participants during the event and 247 participants responded to a survey distributed 8 weeks following the
event.
The results have many similarities:

                                                Age & Gender
The age range of Bike to Work Week participants is very similar in both Metro Vancouver and Greater Victoria.
The majority of participants are captured in the following age categories:
   •   Aged 20-30 years = ~ 22% of participants
   •   Aged 31 - 55 years = ~ 57% of participants
Gender: Approximately 44.2% (Vancouver) & 47% (Victoria) of participants were female.

                                        Commute Time (Minutes)
Commute time for the one-way distance between a participant’s home and place of work were roughly equivalent.
The categories with the strongest representation are:
   •   11-20 minutes = ~ 25% (Vancouver) to 36% (Victoria)
   •   21-30 minutes = ~ 25% (Vancouver) to 22% (Victoria)
   •   31-40 minutes = ~ 15% (Vancouver) to 16% (Victoria)

                                            Commuter Distance
Metro Vancouver counted km travelled by participants. The results revealed:
   •   18.67% travelled between 4-5 km
   •   31.56% travelled between 6-10 km
   •   18.47% travelled between 11-15 km

                                   Mode of Travel when Not Cycling
The Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition asked participants to indicate how they commute to work when not cycling.
The most common responses were:
   •   Bus & Skytrain (Public Transit) = ~ 39%
   •   Alone by car = ~ 34%

                                  Km & GHG** Emission Not Emitted
Greater Victoria:
   •   Total Km travelled during BTWW: ~ 40,000 km
   •   GHG not Emitted:      45,000 kg
Metro Vancouver:
   •   Total Km travelled during BTWW: ~ 792,736 km
   •   GHG not Emitted: 187,086 kg
   •   Trips Recorded: 44,529

  ** For GHG Calculations, see Appendix 1.0 on pages 19 & 20

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                                  Perceived Value of Bike to Work Week
Participants in Greater Victoria were asked how valuable Bike to Work Week was in supporting commuter cycling.
Of the 2,253 collected responses, more than 85% indicated that the event is extremely valuable and ascribed a
ranking of 9-10 (on a scale of 1 to 10).
Bike to Work Victoria conducted a post-event survey to 600(+) team leaders. 247 people completed the survey.
   •   55.4% of respondents indicated that Bike to Work Week encourages them to cycle more often.
   •   64% of respondents indicated that they knew at least one person who has begun
       regular cycling as a result of participating in Bike to Work Week.

In 2004, the successful Victoria Bike to Work Week event was developed into a one-day training workshop to be
shared with interested communities. With support from the Province of BC and Transport Canada, the BTWBC
workshop has been delivered to approximately 55 people in seven communities. The workshop has a 100%
success rate for stimulating the creation of a successful event in every participating community to date.




                Region                                  Community                              Year
            Central Okanagan                              Kelowna                              2005
              Fraser Valley                              Abbotsford                            2007

              North Island                     Comox Valley & Campbell River                   2008
               Mid-Island                          Nanaimo & Duncan                            2008
            Thompson Nicola                              Kamloops                              2008

    Introduced ~ 55 People to BTWW




                                                             Left: Bike to Work BC Workshop - Abbotsford 2007




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        Campbell
          River
       392 Cyclists
      99 New Riders                              GIS IS READY!!!
       43% Female
        66 Teams



                                            D     D     B    A      D


                                            ...ARE YOU???
                                                                        June 2 - 8




Above Left: News Coverage
Bottom Left: Forestry Trophy
Above Middle: BTW team poster
Lower Middle: Team gets ready to ride
Above Right: Mayor Mcdonnell
Mid Right: Family gets ready to ride
Bottom: Team from Western Forest Products




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                                                                                                                                                Kamloops
                                                                                                                                               249 Cyclists
                                                                                                                                              96 New Riders
                                                                                                                                               50% Female
                                                                                                                                                59 Teams

                                                                            Kamloops




            B ike t o Wor k Week                                                                    June 16 - 22, 2008




                                                                                       Peter Hughs
                                                                                       Director of Environmental
                                                                                       Health Services, TNRD
                                                                 Don May
                     ’                                           Manager of Environmental-
                                                                 Health Services, TNRD                   James Gordon
                Martin Dickson                                                                           Marketing Coordinator,
                                          Melissa Lowenberg                                              Kamloops Art Gallery
                Environmental Health
                                          Librarian, Kamloops Public
                Services Technician, TNRD
                                          LIbrary
Larry Maki
Computer Trainer, TNRD
LIbrary Systems




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    Above: BTWW Poster
    Top Right: Celebration Station
    Bottom Right : Volunteers




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       Comox
       Valley
     569 Cyclists
   159 New Riders
    45% Female
      74 Teams




    Above: Medicine Shoppe Team
    Right: Promotional Poster
    Bottom Left: Celebration Station
    Bottom: News Coverage




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                                                                                   Nanaimo
                                                                                  141 Cyclists
                                                                                 33 New Riders
                                                                                  46% Female
                                                                                   37 Teams
                 JU                     TH
                        N E 2ND - 8
    KICK OFF EVENT
    Library Square
    Thursday, April 24
    11:00 am - 2 pm
     � Demonstrations
     � Safe cycling tips
     � Cycling routes info
     � How to participate



                                   COMMUTER
                                         CHALLENGE
                                   Library Square
                                     Friday, May 23
                                     Noon - 1:15 pm
                                        • Distance competition
                                          between cyclists and drivers
                                          ending at Library Square
                                        • Prizes and draw for
                                          participants
                                                GET
                                             ND
                                          W A FOR
                                       NO AW ING
  Go to                             UP     R      L
  www.biketowork.ca/nanaimo   S IGN THE D T CYC
  to find out more                 IN GREA ES!
                                       E     IZ
                                   SOM PR




                                                                            Above Left: Event Poster
                                                                            Above Right: A-Channel coverage
                                                                            Below Left: Commuter Challenge




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       Duncan                                                       BC
     95 Cyclists                                                124 Cyclists
   38 New Riders                                               27 New Riders
    57% Female                                                  39% Female
      27 Teams                                                   16 Teams




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                                                                  Whistler
                                                                 27 Cyclists
 Left: Ministry of Environment Team, Kootney Region 2006        46% Female
 Right: Cyclists at Whistler
                                                                  5 Teams




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                                                                            Abbotsford
                                                                            199 Cyclists
                                                                           70 New Riders
                                                                              40 Teams




                                                       Top Left: BTWW Abbotsford
                                                       Mid Left: Commuter Station
                                                       Bottom Left: Commuter Station
                                                       Top Right: Commuter with BTWW shirt
                                                       Bottom Right: Cyclists fill out
                                                       ballots at Commuter Station




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      Victoria
   6,127 Cyclists
 1,111 New Riders
    45% Female
     683 Teams


       Bike to Work Week


                                             1
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                                                                     Week
                                                                     To Go!

                Honourable Kevin Falcon,
          Minister of Transportation says:

     “I bike whenever I can
    to enjoy BC’s beautiful
    outdoors. It allows me
 to get plenty of excercise
         and have some fun
          at the same time!”




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                                                                                                                                          Left: Minister Falcon featured in One Week to go
                                                                                                                                          Countdown Poster
                                                                                                                                          Bottom Left: A-Channel Anchorman Hudson
                                                                                                                                          Mack with helmet and BTWW T-Shirt
                                                                                                                                          Top Right: Wrap-up BBQ gains momentum
                                                                                                                                          Bottom Right: Cyclists on Galloping Goose Trail




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                         Week
            Bike to WorkJune 2 - 8, 2008


 This is it!
           Kathy Vinton, Public Affairs Officer
             Ministry of Community Services
“Cycling means I can power
      up on the way to work,
       & de-stress on the way
   home. Being able to get a
 bit of aerobic activity in the
 fresh air, while transporting
     myself to my workplace
      is the best of all worlds.”
                                .

Register Online: www.biketowork.ca




                                                                                                                              Top Left: Countdown Poster profiles BC Government staff person
                                                                                                                              Top Right: Media Launch - CRD CEO & Dr. Richard Stanwick
                                                                                                                              Bottom Left: A-Channel broadcasting at kick-off event
                                                                                                                              Bottom Right: Cyclists crossing overpass to attend Wrap-up BBQ
                                                   VA N C O U V E R I S L A N D
                                                    health
                                                       authority

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                                Bike to Work Victoria Sponsors




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                                                                               Vancouver
                                                                              5,899 Cyclists
                                                                               1,767 New
                                                                                 Riders
                                                                              1,143 Teams




                                              Top Left: Cyclists are greeted by VACC volunteers
                                              Bottom Left: VACC BTWW Poster
                                              Bottem Right: Media Launch event




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                                                    Top Left: Bikes at celebration station
                                                    Top Right: Media Launch event at Canada Place
                                                    Bottom Left: Participants at celebration station
                                                    Bottom: Sponsors of Bike to Work Week Vancouver




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                                                                    Kelowna
                                                                    - BTWW -
                                                                  1,384 Cyclists
                                                                 284 New Riders
                                                                   190 Teams




Top: Rutland cyclists entering Ben
Lee Park breakfast station
Top Left: Car vs Bike Challenge
Lower Left: BTWW team
Top Right: Cyclist BEATS traffic
(Friday afternoon jam on hwy 97)
Bottom Right: First time BTWW Kick-off
Pancake Breakfast with manager’s serving




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          NEW!
        Kelowna
       - Schools -
     4,277 Cyclists
    664 New Riders
       22 Schools
     1,807 Trained
                                                                                                                      May 4th – May 10th, 2008
                                                                                        week
                                                                                        week
                                                                                    Central Okanagan
                                                                                                                  Why get involved in Bike To Work Week?
                                                               To start with, cycling to and from work is a great way to incorporate exercise into your daily routine and studies show that people who bike to
                                                               work are happier and healthier, plus:

                                                               � It’s fun.                                       � You’ll feel like a kid again.
                                                               � It’s a great way to get in shape.               � It’s good for the environment.
                                                               � It’s cheaper than going to the gym.             � You’ll arrive home de-stressed after work.
                                                               � It’s good for your heart and lungs.             � You’ll have more energy.
                                                               � You can eat more                                � Fresh air is a major benefit of cycling
                                                                                                                                    and                                 Blenz Staff – men, BTWW committee with Queen
                                                               There are great prizes to be won.                                                                            of the lanes (former councilor Elise Clark)

                                                               We think that it is important to reward people for simply participating in BTWW, not just for how far they rode
                                                               or how often.

                                                               Daily Prizes
                                                               Participants in BTWW will automatically be entered into the daily prize draws and there are two ways to win:
                                                                       1. Every day we will draw team names, contact the team leaders who will then conduct draws from the
                                                                          participants in their workplace.
                                                                       2. BTWW participants are also able to enter the daily prize draws at the Celebration Stations.
                                                                         Check www.i-go.ca for a list of the BTWW prizes and the daily winners.

                                                               Team Prizes
                                                               The teams with the highest percentage of bike participants will win team prizes / dinner certificates for the
                                                               team to celebrate and enjoy their success.

                                                               There are fun activities all week.
                                                               Bike to Work Week is packed with daily events that all participants are invited to attend.                                 2007 BTWW Prize Winner at
                                                               Come on your own or meet your team members there.                                                                                Wrap-up BBQ

                                                                  1.     BICYCLE VS. CAR CHALLENGE
                                                                         The purpose of the Bicycle vs. Car Challenge is to demonstrate the impacts of both modes of transportation. Cyclists and motorists will
                                                                         race against each other obeying all rules of the road along the way. Who will arrive first?
                                                                         Coffee, a pancake breakfast and prizes will be provided for all participants. For more information please contact i-go@i-go.ca

                                                                         RACE STARTS:
                                                                         Date:          Monday May 5th, 2008
                                                                         Location:      TBA
                                                                         Time:          Race registration 7:30 AM,
                                                                         Race start:    8:00 AM SHARP!                                                   New
                                                                         Finish Line:   Downtown Celebration Station @ Kerry park

                                                                         Pancake Breakfast Celebration Station (Served by City Managers & Directors)
                                                                         Location:        Kerry Park Downtown
                                                                         Time:            6:30 AM – 9:30 AM
                                                                         Sponsors:        Blenz Coffee, Venture Gear Bike Mechanic Station, Avalon Party Rentals
                                                                                          Mount Royal Bagel Factory (All BTWW participants are welcome)                      Jesse (recreational) & Ryan (competitive)
                                                                                                                                                                              Winners of 2007 Car vs. Bike Challenge
                                                                  2. BTWW CELEBRATION STATIONS
                                                                         Every morning from Monday to Friday throughout Bike to Work Week, a celebration station will be located along a major cycling route in
                                                                         Kelowna. Drop by on your commute to have a snack/breakfast, enter the daily prize draws, get your bike checked by a local bike shop
                                                                         mechanic, and pick up cycling information. Check out the calendar of events for specific times
                                                                         and locations.
                                                                         Every celebration station will offer:
                                                                         �     Freshly brewed coffee from our coffee sponsor, fresh bagels from Mt. Royal Bagel
                                                                               Factory, and BTWW.
                                                                         �     Bicycle mechanical support.
                                                                         �     KickStart Station with prizes
                                                                         �     Entry forms for draw prizes.
                                                                         �     Cycling tips and advice.
                                                                         �     Encouragement for all cyclists.
                                                                         �     Socializing with other cyclists (You don’t have to worry about helmet hair here!)
                                                                                                                                                                                Gary Norkum & Mike Kittmer Cyclepath
                                                                                                                                                                                2007 Orchard Park Celebration Station
                                                                  3. BTWW WRAP-UP BBQ

                                                                         Feeling hungry? After a week of cycling, you deserve a treat, invite your team members and
                                                                         celebrate at the BTWW Wrap-up BBQ sponsored by: M & M Meat Shops and
                                                                         BTWW. Lot’s of prizes, delicious food and fun!
                                                                              Date:              Friday May 9th, 2007.
                                                                              Location:          Parkinson Recreation Centre (at the back)
                                                                              Time:              4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

                                                                         So get out your bicycle, try cycling to work, and be sure to                                                    2007 BTWW Wrap-up
                                                                                    put your name on the sign-up sheet.




Top Right: Bikes at Ann McClymont School
Top Left: Bike Rodeo
Bottom Left: Volunteers with Banner
Right: BTWW Poster
Bottom Right: Bike vs. Car Race




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                                      Appendix 1.0 Survey Data

CO2 Equivalent Emissions Not Emitted:
Greater Victoria:
    •   Total Km travelled during BTWW: ~ 40,000 km
    •   GHG not Emitted:      45,000 kg
Metro Vancouver:
    •   Total Km travelled during BTWW: ~ 792,736 km
    •   GHG not Emitted: 187,086 kg
    •   Trips Recorded: 44,529
Kelowna:
    •   Trips Recorded: 14,082 (BTWW - 4,506 & Students - 9,576)




     Victoria Rationale for calculating km travelled & Greenhouse Gases Not Emitted
To calculate approximate reductions in GHG emissions, we have taken travel time information and converted
average trip times into approximate distances, based on an average commuter cyclist speed of 15 to 20 km/
hour.
The League of American Bicyclists calculates that the average commuter cyclist in the U.S. travels at about
10 mph or 16 km/h. For the purposes of our calculations, this equates to about 3.5 minutes per kilometer.
The survey asked cyclists to estimate travel times in increments of 10 minutes and the assumptions used for
these calculations are that in each time block, the average Bike to Work commuter is likely traveling more or
less somewhere in the middle between the low end and high end of the time estimate. (E.g., if they estimated
their commute time at between 11 and 20 minutes, the average commute in this group is probably about 15
minutes).
Approximately 1,800 cyclists responded to the survey and provided commute time information, about 30% of
all Bike to Work Week Participants.
Based on this approximation of distance covered by the average commuter participating in the event and survey,
those responding covered about 40,000 kilometers.
The calculation for GHG emissions is derived from Capital Regional District origin and destination surveys that
have gathered statistics in Greater Victoria through projects in 2001 and 2006. Data from this survey indicates
that the average motorist in the CRD drives approximately 15,000 km per year and emits approximately 4.5
tonnes of CO2 annually.
Based on these numbers, Bike to Work participants cover each day of the Bike to Work Week the equivalent
distance of all the kilometers covered by about 10 cars for an entire year or about 45 tonnes of CO2. This
is taking the overall kilometers estimated from the time surveys (30% of participants, multiplying by 3.3 to
generate an approximation of distance traveled by all participants and dividing the distance by the average




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                     2008 Programs                                 Proposal for the City of Vancouver

Appendix 1: GHG Emission Accounting

The VACC website, promoted through the Bike to Work program, utilizes an innovative approach for establishing a
meaningful emissions statistic for commuter travel.

Commute frequency and distance variables are solicited directly from each registered user. With this unique data and
assumptions regarding average fuel consumption ratios, it is possible to project an emissions figure for a standard-sized
single occupant vehicle. For the bike commuter this statistic is regarded as CO2 savings accrued by the choice of bicycle
rather than single occupant vehicle.

                      Emissions = Quantity of Fuel Combusted x Emission Factor per physical unit of fuel

Determining a baseline fuel consumption standard requires the generalization of various factors that contribute to
quantity of fuel combusted during an automobile commute including: gasoline efficiency of the vehicle, gasoline type
(diesel, petrol), congestion of traffic, style of driving and time spent idling.
The two sets of data below display the amount of CO2 that would have been emi�ed by a single occupant vehicle traveling
the distances in the total bicycle commutes logged during Bike to Work Week in Greater Vancouver in 2007. The first
represents a single occupant vehicle averaging 10L/100km fuel efficiency and the second is a single occupant vehicle
averaging 9L/100km fuel efficiency.

          2007 Aggregated Bike to Work Week CO2 Savings:

               Assuming: 2360 g/L emission factor, 10 L/100km fuel efficiency
               140,542 Recorded Kilometers Commuted would produce
               32.99 tonnes of CO2

                Assuming: 2360 g/L emission factor, 9 L/100km fuel efficiency
                140,542 Recorded Kilometers Commuted would produce
                29.85 tonnes of CO2

Of 3550 registrants in BtWW 613 registrants identified themselves as primarily car commuters. These registrants logged a
total of 33,422 kms during BtWW.

          2007 Aggregated Bike to Work Week CO2 Savings for commuters most likely to be commuting by single
          occupant vehicle:

                Assuming: 2360 g/L emission factor, 9 L/100km fuel efficiency
                33,422 Recorded Kilometers Commuted would produce
                7.1 tonnes of CO2

The Bike to Work program allows individuals, workplaces and municipalities to tabulate, track and set goals for the
statistic, CO2 not emi�ed. It is an accessible figure that establishes a base standard of environmental value for each
commute. Through calculation using the appropriate emission factor commutes by sky train, rail, bus, carpool and fuel
efficient vehicle can be incorporated into workplace totals. Walking and bicycling produce one hundred percent savings
over a single occupant vehicle and commutes by sky train, rail, bus, carpool and fuel efficient vehicle produce a relevant
fraction of savings in accordance with their emission factor.

References: Emissions factors published by National Inventory Report 2005, Environment Canada
Fuel efficiency values published by National Resources Canada Office of Energy Efficiency 2005


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                                      Excerpts from Survey Data

         Figure 1.0   Vancouver Age                             Figure 2.0   Victoria Age




Findings: The age range of Bike to Work Week participants is very similar in both Metro Vancouver and Greater
Victoria. The majority of participants are captured in the following age categories:
   •   Aged 20-30 years = ~ 22% of participants
   •   Aged 31 - 55 years = ~ 57% of participants




        Figure 3.0    Vancouver Commute Time                    Figure 4.0   Victoria Commute Time




Findings: Commute time for the one-way distance between a participant’s home and place of work were roughly
equivalent. The categories with the strongest representation are:
   •   11-20 minutes = ~ 25% (Vancouver) to 36% (Victoria)
   •   21-30 minutes = ~ 25% (Vancouver) to 22% (Victoria)
   •   31-40 minutes = ~ 15% (Vancouver) to 16% (Victoria)




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                 Figure 5.0 Commute Distance (Km) one-way (Vancouver)




The Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition asked participants to indicate how they commute to work when not cycling.
The most common responses were:
   •   Bus & Skytrain (Public Transit) = ~ 39%
   •   Alone by car = ~ 34%
Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition’s 2008 Bike To Work Week (BTWW) took place May 26-30. A survey of BTWW
participants was conducted within 2 weeks of the event (i.e., June 7-18, 2008). A total of 2,030 participants
responded to the survey.

                                  Perceived Value of Bike to Work Week:

Participants in Greater Victoria were asked how valuable Bike to Work Week was in supporting commuter cycling.
Of the 2,253 collected responses, more than 85% indicated that the event is extremely valuable and ascribed a
ranking of 9-10.


Bike to Work Victoria conducted a post-
event survey to 600(+) team leaders. 247         800

people completed the survey. 55.4% of            700

respondents indicated that Bike to Work          600
Week encourages them to cycle more
                                                 500
often. 64% of respondents indicated                                                                                        Yes
that they knew at least one person who           400
                                                                                                                           No

has begun regular cycling as a result of         300

participating in Bike to Work Week.              200

                                                 100

                                                   0
                                                                Male                                    Female
                                                                       BTWW encourage to Bike to Work




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     Actual 2008-2009
   Budgets by Community
              Coordination                     Income                           Expenses              2008          %
                  Type                                                                               Interim
                                                                                                      Gov’t
                                                                                                      Funds
 Community                            Cash     In-kind     Total       Cash     In-kind     Total
    Name
  Abbotsford         Paid             8,645     11,000    19,645       7,145     11,200     18,345   $5,000         27%
   Campbell         In-kind           2,500      7,000    9,500        2,500      7,000     9,500    $1,000         11%
     River
 Comox Valley      Volunteer          1,400      7,200     8,600       1,400     7,200      8,600    $1,000         12%
  Cowichan         Volunteer          1,750      3,000     4,750       1,750     3,000      4,750     $500          11%
     Valley
  Kamloops         Volunteer          4,000      5,000     9,000       4,000     5,000      9,000    $1,000         11%
   Kelowna          In-kind          40,200     40,109    80,309      40,200    40,109     80,309                   0%
   Nanaimo          In-kind           2,370      9,700    12,070       2,370     9,700     12,070    $1,000         8%
  Vancouver          Paid            172,493    120,000   292,493     153,950   120,000    273,950   $50,000        18%
    Victoria         Paid            180,340    75,000    255,340     180,340   75,000     255,340   $40,000        16%

    Totals                       $413,698 $278,009 $691,707 $393,655 $278,209 $671,864               $99,500        15%

    BTWBC                            $46,350              $56,350     $46,400              $56,400                  0%
   - Victoria
     2007             Paid           $17,600    $4,000    $21,600     $17,600    $4,000    $21,600                  0%
     2008             Paid           $28,750    $6,000    $34,750     $28,800    $6,000    $34,800   $3,500         10%

                                                                                           $728,264 $103,000        14%

To date, Bike to Work BC has utilized $103,000 of the $286,000 committed by the Government of British
Columbia to support the creation and expansion of successful Bike to Work Week programs throughout the
Province.




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