The City of Markham has rolled out a community bike hub that will host community rides and bike repair workshops in a bid to create ‘culture of cycling.’
Located in a repurposed shipping container at the Milliken Mills Community Centre & Library, the hub will also offer e-bike try-outs and bike-related activities at Milliken Mills High School this summer and fall. Participants are encouraged to track their own carbon transportation emissions and look for opportunities to make greener travel choices.
More than 25 per cent of all trips in Markham – or 260,500 trips a day – are five kilometres or less, a distance that could easily be biked, the City notes. Markham Cycles: Incubating Cycling Hubs in Suburban Canadian Communities, a project funded by Environment and Climate Change Canada and led by The Centre for Active Transportation at Clean Air Partnership, will create new opportunities for cycling in Markham.
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