BUG news – May

Hello Cyclists,

There is a lot going on with Bikes at UHN so read on…

1. Summary of UHN Cycling Town Hall
2. TWH *NEW* bike room map
3. Inter-Hospital Health Challenge
4. Bike Month (May)
5. Bike to Work Day (May 31st)Summary of UHN Cycling Town Hall
Thanks everyone for coming and showing your support for cycling programs at UHN – It was great to meet you.
Our speaker was excellent –sparked a lot of discussion and questions.
Dr. Chris Cavacuiti commented on an array of research findings directly related to cycling safety and infrastructure. Papers can be accessed from the website “Share the Road” http://www.sharetheroad.ca/research-s11714

Cycling Master Plan highlights include commitment to more safe and secure bike parking facilities, showers and change rooms for staff

Dot’mocracy helped to prioritize planning options for the year ahead. Here are the top picks:

– Access card entry to bike parking facilities at all three sites
– Bike maintenance tool kit and pump available in bike parking facilities
– More incentives for cyclists through benefits package

Communicate with delivery truck companies to ensure they respect bike lanes around UHN. If you see delivery trucks abusing the rules of the road please let me know so I can communicate with their corporate offices

As always we will be participating in the Clean Air Commute in June

Bike maintenance workshops
If you didn’t have a chance to attend the Wellness bike clinics in April, we will be hosting one clinic in May – stay “tuned” for more details
I thought the Town Hall was a tremendous success – we will definitely do it again next year.

TWH*NEW* bike room map
TWH *NEW* bike room map is now available – email me for your copy kady.cowan@uhn.on.ca

Inter-Hospital Health Challenge – GO UHN GO!
Today marks the start of the Inter-Hospital Health Challenge! The challenge runs from Monday, May 3-May 30th including weekends. Registration has been extended to Sunday, May 9th. We’re competing for the whole health trophy, so let’s have fun, get active, and add healthier options to our lives.
I am doing it!!! If you haven’t already joined up click here http://intranet.uhn.ca/home/wellness/courses/inter_hospital_challenge.asp
Questions? Phone the Wellness Centre for more information, 14-4486.

Bike Month (May)
Bike Month – get involved with some fun stuff around town
For More Information: http://www.toronto.ca/cycling/events/index.htm

Bike to Work Day (May 31st)
Do you want to join Bike to Work Day May 31st?
RSVP kady.cowan@uhn.on.ca – there is a special breakfast being offered to UHN staff who join the group commute
Commuters from around the city meet to ride together from four start points and converge at Yonge and Bloor for 7:30 a.m.
For More Information: http://www.toronto.ca/cycling/bikemonth/group-commute.htm

Start Points:
• A. Bloor & High Park @ 7 a.m.
• B. Yonge & Lawrence @ 7 a.m.
• C. Danforth & Woodbine @ 7 a.m.
• D. Bloor & Yonge @ 7:30 a.m.
• E. Arrive at City Hall @ 8 a.m.

Happy Riding!

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