It was a Mad Max showdown (I’m a bit dramatic) of bikes versus transit versus car with HUB’s 9th annual Share the Road Challenge!
It all took place on Wednesday, May 20th with the finish line in downtown Vancouver.
Teams of three (one car, one cyclist, one transit user) started from locations across Metro Vancouver, leaving at the same time with the same amount of distance to travel to see who would get downtown first.
There were teams from Car2Go Vancouver, Vancity Buzz, Dish Jeans & Duer Denim, eProdigy Bikes, Modacity, The Georgia Straight, TravelSmart, Two Wheel Gear, Vancity, the Vancouver Airport Authority and the City of Vancouver with Mayor Gregor Robertson and City Councillors Andrea Reimer and Kerry Jang.
The results? In six out of eleven teams, cyclists reigned supreme!
Councillor Andrea Reimer took first prize for the City of Vancouver for her 14-minute trip on the SkyTrain from Commercial Drive.
Mayor Gregor Robertson came in two minutes later on his bike.
Councillor Kerry Jang placed last with a 22-minute drive in his car.
Even our very own TravelSmart team participated! They came in from the West End, with the bike commuter arriving in just 11 minutes while transit came in second with 20 minutes.
Remember, Bike to Work Week starts today!
Don’t forget to sign up at BikeHUB.
Author: Adrienne Coling